The pelvic floor can be rehabilitated with strengthening exercises

Written by: Dr. Jordi Cassadó Garriga
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The pelvic floor of women is mainly formed by a muscle structure that is responsible for providing support to all the abdominal viscera. In addition, as experts say in Obstetrics and Gynecology pelvic floor is also involved in urinary continence and defecation, sexuality and birth canal.

pelvic floor The levator ani muscle, which is the main muscle that forms the floor of the pelvis, is stretched at the moment of birth to allow passage of the fetus. Being a muscular structure, if not previously been injured significantly, it can be restored with strengthening exercises of the pelvic floor.

The objective of strengthening exercises pelvic floor is also becoming aware of the existence of this muscle structure, muscle hypertrophy get thus gaining in strength and effectiveness. If the pelvic floor rehabilitation not the desired result is achieved, other therapeutic options include surgery.


Pelvic floor: Causes

Pregnancy and childbirth cause a series of changes in the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor, although they are usually reversible, they can sometimes cause injuries affecting the quality of life. These lesions are expressed in different ways such as prolapse or descent of the pelvic structures or fecal incontinence ...

There are other pathologies related to the functionalism of the pelvic organs. For example, overactive bladder, manifested as sudden urge to urinate (urgency) that may be associated with incontinence. This severely limits the quality of life. So with some disorders in defecation or chronic pelvic pain.

The study of pelvic floor disorders is very complex, so it requires a comprehensive assessment to determine the type of treatment in each case. The two-dimensional and three-dimensional ultrasound and urodynamics are two very useful tools to assess the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor.

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By Dr. Jordi Cassadó Garriga
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Renowned gynecologist, Dr. Cassadó Garriga is the Clinical Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Mutua de Terrassa. In addition, it also happens in private practice in APTIMA Centre Clinic. Doctor "cum laude" in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​currently serves as associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Barcelona and the International School of Gynaecological Endoscopy (EIDEG) teacher. The doctor makes presentations at national and international conferences on the pathology of the pelvic floor and the use of laparoscopy in gynecology. In addition, he has written articles in national and international magazines about ultrasound in the study of pelvic floor disorders. He is Chairman of the Section of Pelvic Floor of the Catalan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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