Pelvic floor disorders can make you may feel like you've lost control. We can help you regain it.
If you think that urinary incontinence and bladder problems only affect elderly women, think again. Bladder and pelvic floor health issues are also common among younger, more active women as well. Nearly 13 million Americans have experienced some form of incontinence, including women in their teens, 20s and 30s.
Because of the embarrassment associated with urinary incontinence and other bladder or pelvic floor disorders, many women suffer in silence. Daily tasks may become more difficult, since coughing, laughing or sneezing may trigger an accident. Fortunately, there are now simple solutions and enhanced treatments available for these disorders.
Bladder and pelvic floor disorders, also known as urogynecologic disorders, include any pain or dysfunction in the area of the uterus, cervix, vagina, bladder or rectum. The primary types of bladder and pelvic floor disorders are:
Although urogynecologic problems can affect women of any age, post-menopausal women and women who have given birth are more likely to experience these problems. Pregnancy and childbirth can damage the tissues supporting the pelvic organs, while bladder support naturally weakens as a women ages. All of these factors can lead to weakened supportive tissue and damage to the nerves that control bladder function.