The pelvic floor is said to be the foundation of all of your movement, if it shifts its position, it can bring forth several other problems, while also being notoriously difficult to deal with. This issue has been shown to affect many aspects of life, precisely everything from personal relationships, social lives, to mental well-being. Meaning, it possesses the potential to adversely affect emotions which could further provoke some serious problems like depression, social isolation, anxiety, meanwhile can influence every aspect of your day-to-day life.

But now the question is what exactly is pelvic floor dysfunction and how it can be treated.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD)

Pelvic floor dysfunction is the inability to control, relax and coordinate the muscles of the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor comprises a group of muscles and ligaments in the pelvic area, which acts as a sling to support the organs located there. It enables or coordinates the pelvic muscles to control bowel movements, urination, etc. Besides, the condition can cause issues with urination and bowel movements, and in the case of women, it can lead to pain during sexual intercourse; while in men, it may inflict trouble having or keeping an erection (erectile dysfunction or ED). Furthermore, it could also lead to urinary incontinence (leakage of urine), overflow incontinence (accidental loss of bowel contents) as well as constipation from lack of proper muscle control.

The muscles act as a supporting system and foundation to the organs in the pelvis area, providing support structure by keeping everything – including bladder, rectum, and uterus, or prostate wrapped around the pelvic bones. If left untreated, the dysfunction can even lead up to more severe problems such as incontinence – the inability of one’s bladder urethra or rectum sphincter muscles-to function properly (unable to controlled voluntarily),  frequency/urgency with uncontrolled passage of urine (even though the child may not have any perception), discomfort, long term colon damage, or infection. 

What causes pelvic floor dysfunction?

The true cause of this dysfunction is still being researched, however, it is anticipated and linked to events that deplete the pelvic floor muscles or tear the connective tissue. Some of the common condition which can cause the tear are:

● Childbirth
● Nerve damage
● Pelvic surgery
● Obesity
● Traumatic injury around the pelvic region

Treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction

The dysfunction can be treated easily in many cases, however, physical therapy is a more effective and proven method to cure this in a few months. It can either be treated without surgery or with surgical treatment. The pelvic floor therapy system includes:

● Biofeedback
● Pelvic floor physical therapy
● Medications
● Relaxation techniques
● Self-care
● Surgery

Although embarrassing or painful, pelvic floor dysfunction is a highly treatable condition. If you’re feeling any kind of uneasiness around your pelvic area, we recommend speaking to your doctor about the symptoms and getting through a proper pelvic floor therapy system.

If you’re experiencing any trouble around your pelvic area then regular exercise and training can also be an effective treatment, for that balance training system can be a great help! At Neuro Style we can provide you with all kinds of equipment ranging from balance training equipment, EMG, IOM to EEG devices, and more. So, book or know more about any of the product you can call us on (65) 6563-2678
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