Incontinence issues worsen without treatment

Pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary or bowel incontinence, can have a huge impact on your active lifestyle, leaving you constantly worried about the location of the nearest restroom.

But many people don’t realize that if left untreated, one pelvic floor disorder may lead to another.

The pelvic floor is made up of connected muscles that support the bladder, intestines, rectum, prostate and uterus. When one of the muscles is damaged, these organs cannot work correctly, leading to issues with incontinence, constipation or other digestive concerns.

You may have a pelvic floor disorder if you can no longer go the restroom normally. For instance, if you an urge to use the restroom, you have to go quickly. You may also experience constipation, inability to urinate or even incontinence. These symptoms disrupt your daily life, cause anxiety and stress and keep you from participating in activities you enjoy.

New advances in the treatment of pelvic floor problems are helping people return to their normal lives without the worry of having to locate a bathroom quickly. Many noninvasive treatments are available for pelvic floor disorders, including physical therapy, biofeedback therapy and lifestyle changes. New minimally invasive surgical procedures, like sacral nerve stimulation, are also providing hope for people with pelvic floor disorders.

Bon Secours Digestive Health Institute can help you solve pelvic floor problems. Visit our website to learn more or talk with a specialist.

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