The pelvic floor, despite being one of the most important areas of the body, especially in the case of women, is one of the most neglected. That is why it is important to follow a series of recommendations to strengthen it and avoid possible problems such as urinary and fecal incontinence, prolapse and even sexual problems.
In this article we will help you to know a little more about the pelvic floor and we will give you the keys so that you can begin to strengthen it.
What is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a set of muscles and ligaments located at the base of the pelvis. Its role is to hold the pelvic organs such as the bladder, urethra, uterus, vagina, and rectum in the proper position for all to function properly.
This area of our body is not rigid, but is a dynamic structure that adapts to body movement and changes in posture. In this way, the musculature of the pelvic floor allows to always maintain the necessary tension to hold all the organs that make it up.
When the pelvic floor is weakened, these organs begin to malfunction, leading to different problems such as urinary incontinence, discomfort, back pain and even sexual disorders
Why is it weakening?
This is the question that many patients ask us when they come to the consultation. Well, there are different causes that can cause a weakening of the pelvic floor:
- Some sports: such as running, paddle tennis, tennis or volleyball that cause sudden increases in abdominal pressure.
- Chronic constipation: Each overstraining when defecating is equivalent to a kind of micropartum for the pelvic floor that can be prevented with proper hydration.
- Other factors: Among which stand out pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum; as well as menopause that can cause vaginal atrophy and dryness.
How can we strengthen the pelvic floor?
Now that we know the importance of this area of our body and we also know how it weakens, it is important to consider what we can do to strengthen the pelvic floor and thus be able to prevent all these problems.
- Sport and exercises: Swimming, yoga or pilates are recommended sports for strengthening the pelvic floor since they reduce the pressure of the abdomen and help us control weight.
- Massages: Massages in the perianal area are very important before delivery to improve the elasticity of the muscles and in the postpartum period to prevent possible problems of urinary incontinence.
- Gynecological treatments: The BTL Emsella Chair is the first automatic treatment for strengthening the pelvic floor. This treatment tones the vaginal walls, treats genital pain and improves the quality of sexual intercourse. Men can also undergo this treatment since it allows to correct impotence problems, weak erections and urinary incontinence.
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