Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when one or more of the organs (uterus, bladder, or rectum) in the pelvis slip down from their normal position & bulge into the vagina.
How common is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Roughly 50 per cent of women who have been pregnant will have some kind of prolapse.
what causes Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
With the extra weight of your baby and hormone changes your pelvic floor is weakened during pregnancy, and then again after giving birth. This weakening or loosening of the muscles and tissues supporting your pelvic organs allows one or more of the pelvic organs to drop or press into or out of the vagina.
How can Hyporessives help reverse Prolapse?
Hypopressives not only increase the resting tone of the pelvic floor, with repeated training they also help the pelvic organs to sit higher and relieves the pressure and heaviness into the vagina.
We used to think that the organs of the pelvis “fell out” as a result of weakness in the pelvic floor. The answer to this seemed to be do a great number of Kegel exercises to target those weak pelvic floor muscles. Unfortunately, the reality for many women, has been that these have not worked to solve their problems. What we now know is that the pelvic organs don’t “fall out”, but they are actually pushed out, by increased intra-abdominal pressure. We therefore need to look at the pressure system that exists in our core canister, known as Intra-abdominal pressure.
Standard “core” or abdominal exercises like crunches and sit ups increase the intra-abdominal pressure, effectively pushing the pelvic organs down or out. Hypopressives on the other hand strengthen the pelvic floor and abdominal floor without the unwanted downward pressure.