What to Know About Pelvic Health?

Women play a vital role in society; when they have health and wellness issues, the community suffers the effects too. Among the most common health issues include pelvic health problems. Different factors contribute to their health risks, including menopause, childbirth, excessive weight, and aging. Proper treatments are essential in making their lives better. The New York pelvic organ prolapse specialist Dr. Soo Kwon commits to providing comprehensive care for various pelvic floor conditions in women. Here we look at the common pelvic health conditions in women.

Dealing with pelvic health issues can be traumatizing not to mention embarrassing. Dr. Kwon understands what it feels like, and uses different techniques including surgical measures to give women hope and better their quality of life. She diagnoses and provides personalized treatments for the following.

Pelvic organ prolapse

It is a condition where your pelvic organs drop from their positions to bulge out from the vagina. The pelvic floor tissues weaken due to different factors, including aging or childbirth. Hence, failing to support the pelvic organs, causing them to fall from their intended locations.

Pelvic organ prolapse causes uncomfortable symptoms that affect a woman’s life, including pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. The condition can be shameful to talk about, making many women shy away from seeking help and treatments.

Usually, pelvic organ prolapse results from aging; however, the following factors also contribute to its development.

  •         Pregnancy
  •         Genetics
  •         Obesity
  •         Frequent constipation
  •         Childbirth

Your provider works with you to create the most suitable treatment plan.

Urinary tract infection

It involves an infection in various urinary tract organs, including kidneys, bladder, urethra, and ureters. You can develop a urinary tract infection from the following.

  •         Menopause
  •         Weakened immune system
  •         Some methods of birth control
  •         Sexual activity
  •         Urinary tract disorders

To know whether you have a urinary tract infection, look out for the following symptoms.

  •         Pelvic pain
  •         A strong urge to urinate
  •         Blood in urine
  •         A burning sensation while urinating
  •         A frequent urge to urinate with less urine amount

Proper diagnosis and treatment are critical to treat the infection and prevent complications. Health providers prescribe antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections.

Bladder control

Did you know that more than 50% of women have trouble controlling their bladders? It involves the urgent need to urinate and urine leakage from activities, such as laughing, coughing, or physical activities. The condition may affect your social life due to the fear of leaking urine during different activities.

Typically, bladder control occurs due to the weakening of the pelvic muscles. Underlying conditions such as diabetes, urinary tract infections, bladder stones, or neurologic conditions, may also cause bladder control issues.

Your treatment for bladder control at Park Avenue Urogynecology depends on the causes and may include pelvic floor rehabilitation, bladder Botox injections, Sling surgery, among others.

Vaginal looseness

Aging and childbirth are the major causes of vaginal looseness. Child delivery through the vagina will overstretch the vaginal muscles, which may not resume their elasticity after birth. In addition, as years go by, estrogen levels decrease, causing the vaginal muscles to be less elastic. The effect is noticeable in menopause, especially during sexual intercourse.

Pelvic health issues might be embarrassing to share, but they are treatable. Make a point to see a doctor for customized care. Call Park Avenue Urogynecology today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kwon.