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Treatment Options

Treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction depends on the specific symptoms and underlying causes, but there are lots of treatment options.

Pelvic floor physical therapy:
• This involves working with a specialised physical therapist who can guide you through exercises to strengthen or relax the pelvic floor muscles, improve coordination, and address muscle imbalances.

 

Behavioral Changes:
• Lifestyle modifications, such as maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding constipation through a high-fiber diet, and practicing good bowel and bladder habits, can contribute to pelvic floor health.

 

Medications:
•Depending on the specific symptoms, medications such as muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories, or medications for incontinence may be prescribed.

 

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Bladder Retraining:
• For individuals with urinary issues, bladder retraining involves gradually increasing the time between bathroom visits to improve bladder capacity and control.

 

Relaxation Techniques:
• Individuals with pelvic floor muscle tenderness or tightness may benefit from relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing exercises and mindfulness practices.

 

Surgical Interventions:
• In cases of severe pelvic organ prolapse or certain structural issues, surgical procedures may be considered. However, surgery is usually reserved for situations where conservative treatments have not been effective.

• Hormone Therapy:
For postmenopausal women experiencing pelvic floor issues related to hormonal changes, hormone therapy may be considered under the guidance of a healthcare provider.

relaxation methods for overactive pelvic floor muscles
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