‘Prolapse’ is defined as: a slipping forward or down of a part or organ of the body. Several parts of the body, including the rectum, urethra, small bowel and uterus, can prolapse for a variety of different reasons. In today’s post we’re focusing on what causes prolapsing of the bladder, seeing as that’s the most common; however, note that side effects of any pelvic organ prolapse include bladder leakage, so read on for insight as to why. When you have a prolapsed...
When it comes to bladder control, it makes sense that certain beverages can affect how much you leak – but did you know that what you eat is just as important? Your pelvic floor is responsible for managing the mechanisms that make you pee. It’s made up of tissues and muscles that support the bladder, the rectum and the small intestine. Like any muscle group, it’s paramount that you keep your pelvic floor area strong by doing Kegel exercises and through...
Located between the hips, your pelvic floor is an area of muscles and tissues that act as a hammock to support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum – all of which can play a part in causing bladder leakage. The pelvic floor muscles can become weakened as a result of surgery, aging, pregnancy, childbirth and excessive straining (sneezing, coughing, constipation etc). Luckily, there are ways to regain some of that pelvic floor strength – and kegel exercises are a great...
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