Women's health refers to health conditions specific to human female anatomy and female hormones. Women's health issues may include a variety of different conditions and we discuss two of these below for which we can offer effective treatment:
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles in your pelvic area. These muscles hold together the organs in your pelvis, such as the bladder, uterus (women), prostate (men), and rectum. You control your bowel and bladder movements by contracting and relaxing these muscles.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a condition when you are unable to control the muscles in your pelvic floor to have a bowel movement. People with pelvic floor dysfunction contract these muscles rather than relax them.
Injuries to the pelvic area, such as in an accident, and complications from childbirth can contribute to this condition.
Otherwise most of the causes of pelvic floor dysfunction are unknown.
- 1 in 3 women will experience pelvic floor dysfunction at some stage in their lifetime
- Symptoms can range from bladder & bowel control problems to pelvic pain and organ prolapse
- You can successfully cure pelvic dysfunction using new exercises developed by Chartered Physiotherapists
Poor Bladder Control Problems
There are a number of different types of Bladder Control Problems:
- Stress incontinence
- Urgency (an overwhelming desire to pass urine)
- Urge Incontinence (due to over-activity of the bladder muscle or nerves)
Specific pelvic floor muscle exercises prescribed according to your unique needs are highly effective at reducing and curing the signs and symptoms of incontinence. These movements may involve a variation of strengthening and releasing techniques.
Medical Acupuncture has also been proven to be effective in the case of urge incontinence to reduce bladder irritability and can be included in a treatment programme.
'Acupuncture During Pregnancy ' by Simon Coghlan
'Exercises For The Pelvic Floor Muscles ' by Lorraine Carroll