Millions of American women are affected by bladder and pelvic issues, and pelvic floor muscle training has a very high success rate and no known side effects. Women’s pelvic floor muscles are affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, leading to incontinence issues. Exercising these muscles regularly is important when it comes to preventing incontinence, and healthy lifestyle choices can help as well. It is a simple and effective solution that is oftentimes recommended as part of standard gynecologic care.
Why Women Need Pelvic Floor Muscle Training
Pelvic floor muscle training helps the body cope with the weight of a baby and allows faster healing after childbirth, especially if it is started soon afterward. Likewise, picking up small children frequently causes these muscles to weaken. These muscles support the bladder and colon as well, making it important to keep these organs healthy. As women age, they need these muscles to be strong because the hormonal changes that occur during menopause can affect bladder control. These natural occurrences and changes in women’s bodies cause these muscles to weaken; however, understanding what weakens them can help women to avoid issues which lead to weak pelvic muscles.
Things that can weaken the pelvic floor include:
• Pregnancy and childbirth
• Regular heavy lifting
• High impact exercise
• Chronic coughing
• Chronic constipation
• Menopause and aging
Pelvic muscles support the:
• Urine tube
Some of the conditions related to this issue that we can treat at our office include:
• Frequent urination and incontinence
• Interstitial cystitis
• Chronic pelvic pain
• Chronic constipation or rectal pain
• Painful intercourse
• Postmenopausal atrophy
Contact Our Office Today
Conveniently located in Clermont, FL, very close to the heart of Orlando, FL, South Lake OB/GYN offers a medical spa and advanced gynecological services to meet all of your wants and needs as a woman. We would be happy to assess your case and help you determine if pelvic floor muscle training is a good idea for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!