The pelvic floor is the combination of muscles, ligaments and tissue that provide support for a woman’s internal organs (including the bowel, bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum). The pelvic floor prevents these organs from falling down or out. In addition, it plays a very important role in helping those organs function properly. Any medical conditions that affect the nervous system (such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, back surgery, spinal stenosis, or childbirth trauma) can result in weakness of the pelvic floor muscles.
What are Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFDs)?
Women with weakness in the pelvic muscles or injuries to pelvic connective tissue may have problems controlling their bladder and bowels. Symptoms include urine leakage (urinary incontinence), bowel gas or stool leakage (anal incontinence), or difficulty emptying their bladder and having a bowel movement (constipation).
Medical specialists called urogynecologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat pelvic floor disorders. If you suffer from a pelvic floor condition or one of the symptoms mentioned here, then please get in touch. Dr. Daucher can help improve your quality of life by treating your incontinence or prolapse issues.
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If you, or someone you care about, is suffering from a PFD related issue, click on the image below to download our fact sheet about PFD’s. The most important thing for you to know is that help is here and we have a very high success rate in helping patients improve their quality of life. Check out the fact sheet and then get in touch with us to schedule a consultation.