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Experts in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The pelvic floor in women is a complex system of muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and nerves that form a supportive "hammock" for the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum. This intricate network ensures proper function of these vital pelvic organs and plays a crucial role in controlling bladder and bowel movements.

When this support weakens or sustains damage, it leads to pelvic floor disorders. The specific symptoms vary depending on the type of disorder and which muscles or nerves are affected. While these disorders become more common with age, they should not be considered a normal or acceptable part of aging, as they can significantly impact a woman's well-being and overall quality of life. Despite hesitance to discuss this issue, advancements in treatments offer potential benefits for your health, well-being and peace of mind.

Types of Pelvic Floor Disorders

Causes of Pelvic Floor Disorders

These disorders stem from trauma to the muscles and nerves of the pelvic floor. Natural childbirth can be a major cause of pelvic floor disorders, and so is pregnancy itself. Pelvic surgery or radiation treatments also can lead to these disorders, as these procedures have the potential to damage nerves and other tissues in the pelvic floor. Being overweight or obese increases the risk, as do aging and genetic factors. In some cases, the precise origin of the disorder remains unknown.

Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders

Orlando Health provides comprehensive care, covering a wide range of diagnostic tests and treatment methods. This includes assessments, biofeedback, electrostimulation, specialized physical therapy, prescription medications and minimally invasive surgical interventions. When surgical intervention is necessary, most gynecological conditions now can be treated much more effectively through minimally invasive procedures, reducing complications, and allowing for a faster recovery and quicker return to normal daily life.

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