Pelvic floor disorders are dysfunction in the organs around the pelvic area, which involves the uterus, vagina, bladder and rectum. A weakened pelvic floor may cause poor quality of life, as it may cause urinary incontinence (leakage), bowel incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse (bulging of organs). The weakening of the pelvic muscle may be caused by childbirth, recurrent heavy lifting, trauma, pelvic surgery, obesity or menopause.
There are several ways to improve pelvic floor disorders. Firstly, it is recommended to reduce stress on the pelvic floor muscles. This can be achieved by not carrying heavy objects and reducing body weight. Other lifestyle methods include reducing caffeine or alcohol, fluid restriction, and bladder training.
Other methods include strengthening pelvic floor muscles. Kegel exercise involves contracting the pelvic floor muscle. The method to achieve this is to pretend you are stopping urine or squeezing your anus for 3-5 seconds, then slowly relax your muscles for the next 3 to 5 seconds. This is to be repeated about 10 times. The length of muscle contractions may be increased up to 10 seconds when you are more familiar with the exercise. In addition, Emsella can be considered – Emsella is a non-invasive device which uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic waves to cause pelvic floor muscle contraction. Supramaximal contractions by Emsella are said to be equivalent to doing 10,000 Kegel exercises.
You may also consider Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation non-surgical treatment for Vaginal Revitalization and Rejuvenation. It will result in:
-firmer vaginal wall and canal
-reduction of symptoms such as dryness, itching, irritation and dyspareunia
-improve leakage of urine while sneezing or coughing
-improve sexual satisfaction
Lastly, if the condition still persists despite conservative management, you may have to be referred to a specialist for surgical treatments. Kindly contact our clinic for more information.