You and Your Pelvic Floor

Jun 3, 2024 | Uncategorized

It’s become a topic that has received a lot more attention in the past few months, the pelvic floor. Have you ever stopped to ponder the hidden powers of your pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that is often overlooked and minimized, however, they play a crucial role in your everyday life, from providing stability and support to controlling bodily functions. Let’s delve deeper into why the pelvic floor is so important and if you should be paying more attention to it.

The pelvic floor is your main stabilizer for your body. It acts as a sturdy foundation, supporting your internal organs and helping to maintain proper alignment in your pelvis and spine. When your pelvic floor becomes weaker, you may begin experiencing problems with the control and release of urine and your bowels may even suffer. If you are a woman, especially one in menopause, you will likely be able to relate. Aging can sometimes mean a decrease in muscle mass and strength so it’s no surprise, some irritating problems can arise. The pelvic floor muscles work in tandem with your bladder and bowel to ensure proper function. For this reason alone, it’s worth putting a little more effort in to caring for these muscles. By strengthening these muscles, you can improve your overall stability, comfort and reduce the risk of injuries.

During pregnancy and childbirth, the pelvic floor muscles are required to support the growth of the baby and prepare you for childbirth. If you go into a pregnancy with these muscles in optimal shape, you can prevent issues with incontinence, or organ prolapse, both during and after pregnancy.

The pelvic floor also plays a role in sexual function. This comes as a surprise to many women! If your muscles are toned and strong, you can experience increased sensation and satisfaction during sexual intercourse.

If you think you have a weak set of pelvic floor muscles, or are experiencing some of the symptoms of incontinence, we urge you to visit a provider at Madison Women’s Clinic. There are so many ways to help you get these muscles back into good working order. We can also harness the skills of physical therapists who specialize in helping regain the function of the pelvic floor muscles. An easy and simple thing you start today are kegal exercises. There are many resources on the internet that can help you with easy exercises to get you started.

The pelvic floor muscles provide a powerhouse of essential functions. By understanding the importance and creating a daily routine to keep them strong, you can avoid problems with incontinence down the road. This investment will also help your overall well-being.

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