COMPLEMENTARY MEDICAL TREATMENTS FOR PROLAPSE

Uterine prolapse is found most frequently in women who have had many pregnancies and in an increased number of women in the West whose pelvic floor muscles are not well exercised.

Prolapse occurs because the ligaments around the uterus that hold it in place become stretched and the muscles involved in supporting the uterus become weak. The outcome is that the uterus falls through the vaginal cavity.

The size and symptoms of this condition vary from an increased frequency and desire to urinate because the uterus is pushing on the bladder, to uncomfortable intercourse or actually visualizing the cervix at the entrance of the vagina. In severe and untreated cases the whole uterus may fall out and is often manually replaced by the patient.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Obtain a gynaecological opinion.

Gynaecologists can insert special ring supports that fit in the top of the vagina and hold the uterus in place. This is a perfectly acceptable treatment for mild cases.

In mild cases, yoga techniques for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles are a must.

More severe cases may need surgical repair .

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