Pelvic Floor Problems

06/11/2012 22:49


Pelvic floor problems may not be as common as other medical problems out there because usually they are widely not talked about due mainly to the fact that most of the symptoms associated with them may be quite embarrassing. However, recent events have changed this impression. The reports about the malfunctioning of the medical device called vaginal mesh have actually made many people to come out openly about their pelvic floor problems. However, there are still some debates about this particular medical device, typical of the manner and voice of a New Zealand physiotherapist who claimed that forceful exercise can make one need of a vaginal mesh.
There are many things that are going on and must be known about pelvic floor disorders. However, it is equally important to know about certain facts:
  • Pelvic floor is a group of muscles that attach to the front, back and sides of the pelvic bone and sacrum (the large bone just above the tail bone). In this part of the body, one will find the bowel, the bladder, the reproductive organs and a complex web of pelvic floor muscles, all with their own nerves and actions.
  • Problems occurring in the pelvic floor area usually consist of muscle weakness or tightening, leakage, incontinence and/or chronic pain. Normally, this is caused by childbirth, chronic heavy lifting, obesity and chronic coughing.
  • Foods that are highly acidic can also contribute to problems in the pelvic floor as it irritates the bladder.
As pelvic floor problems come in many forms, there are also many different treatments associated withthem and the use of vaginal mesh is just one of them. It is very important that when the first few signs of pelvic floor problems occur, a doctor should be immediately consulted to prevent further complications. There may be instances in which particular and/or specific issues about certain treatment occurs, as in the cases of many women in different geographical locations who have been seeking the help of a vaginal mesh attorney. This should not be the reason to jeopardize your health. Always seek medical help immediately but be informed.