Pelvic floor mainly refers to group of muscles that form a sling or hammock across the opening of your pelvis.
These muscles, along with other surrounding tissues, keep your pelvic organs in place so that the organs function properly.
When these pelvic muscles and their connective tissues become weak or injured, it results in pelvic floor disorders.
It has been estimated that almost 1/3rd women across the world are suffering with some types of pelvic floor disorders at some point in their entire course of life.
Factors responsible for pelvic floor disorders!
These pelvic floor disorders may result from pelvic surgery, vaginal delivery of a child or pregnancy and also due to radiation treatments. So, it would be better for you, if you have better knowledge about these pelvic disorders to lead a healthy life.
Obesity (obesity effects) chronic coughing, heavy lifting, frequent straining during bowel movements can contribute to pelvic floor disorders.
Certain causes responsible for pelvic floor disorders include hysterectomy (hysterectomy procedure) nerve disorders, tumors, injuries. Some women who are born with weak pelvic muscles and tissues can surely experience pelvic floor disorders.
Common pelvic floor disorders!
Rectocele: This particular condition mainly develops when the rectum drops and protrudes back into the wall of your vagina. Weak muscular walls of rectum and connective tissues around rectum mainly cause rectocele.
When you have this particular pelvic floor disorder, you can face difficulty in bowel movements and causes a sensation of constipation for you.
Cystocele: It develops when your bladder suddenly drops from its original position and tend to protrude into the walls of your vagina. If you have weak connective tissues around your bladder, you can suffer with cystocele.
Cystourethrocele is similar to cystocele, but it develops in the upper part of your urethra and also drops down suddenly.
Prolapse of vagina: In this condition, your vagina drops down to your lower part and as a result your vagina turns inside out.
Total vaginal prolapse can cause pain while walking or sitting. When your vagina protrudes, it develops sores and you can also experience bleeding and discharge through your vagina.
Apart from these disorders you can also face prolapsed uterus and also enterocele. So, be aware with all these conditions.
Practice various pelvic floor exercises to maintain better pelvic floor health. Regular pelvic exams also help you to avoid various abnormal health conditions, including pelvic floor disorders.