Nov 5, 2020

How do you know if you have a weak pelvic floor?

Dr. Neera Bhatia Obgyn - How do you know if you have a weak pelvic floor?

Do you feel like you have to cross your legs when you sneeze or have to run to the bathroom in the middle of your gym workout? As we age, our bodies change due to childbirth, surgery, illness, trauma and menopause which can leave you with weakened pelvic floor muscles.

If you suffer from these symptoms, Pelvic Floor Therapy can help!

  • Urinary leaks when laughing, coughing, sneezing, or exercising
  • Overactive bladder (frequent trips to the toilet)
  • Urgency (immediate need to find a toilet)
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal and rectal pain, spasms, and/or pressure
  • Fecal leaks
  • Pelvic Prolapse

Pelvic floor therapy is a non-surgical, painless method of retraining the pelvic floor muscles, ligaments and connective tissues, all of which work together to support the pelvic organs. Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles will help you to actively support the bladder, bowels, uterus and vaginal canal, reducing the likelihood of leaking, urgency and reducing your pain. The pelvic floor muscles play a significant role in the stabilizing our hips, pelvic and lower back.

During Pelvic Floor Therapy appointments, a nurse will teach you how to isolate your pelvic floor muscles and instruct you on how to perform pelvic muscle exercises. Muscle training is individualized. The nurse will determine the treatment best suited for you and prescribe a course of therapy for your specific condition.

Pelvic floor training can help you regain strength and control in just six to eight visits, all in the privacy of our offices. Over 90% of women who complete pelvic training see improvement in their symptoms.

The best part is that most insurance companies cover this program!

Find the joy in life again! Call our office today and speak with a benefit specialist to discuss your benefits and schedule your first appointment. Contact Dr. Neera Bhatia, your San Antonio OB/GYN today at (210) 222-2694!

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