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Uterine Prolapse

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Uterine prolapse happens to women of all ages. Usually occurring in postmenopausal women who have had more than one vaginal birth. However, there can be other conditions such as obesity, severe constipation and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) that can contribute to uterine prolapse.

When the muscles in the pelvic floor become weak or stretched uterine prolapse can occur. If the uterus lacks muscle support, it could possibly slip down or in some instances protrude through the vagina. Some women who have gone through menopause develop a loss of muscle tone and estrogen associated with aging resulting in uterine prolapse. When this happens women may develop bladder leakage. In mild conditions women are content with wearing a pad or a pantyliner. However, in severe cases, consulting your physician should be the approach to rule out a more serious conditions.

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Pelvic Prolapse Repair (WebMD)

Natural therapies such as Kegel exercising can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and improve or reverse the condition. Once you properly learn this simple exercise it can be done while at home or at work.

It is easily performed by tightening the pelvic muscle as if you're trying to hold back urine. The exercise is done in repetitions by holding the muscle tight for a few seconds and then releasing. Also, by limiting heavy lifting, straining during a bowel movement and stopping smoking to lower your risk of chronic cough are all beneficial to improving this condition. A balanced diet of fruit, vegetables, grains and protein, along with strengthening exercise can go a long way in improving your uterine prolapse related incontinence.

The above information was sourced from the websites below. For for more information please visit:

(2013, November 7). WebMD - Better information. Better health.. Prolapsed Uterus Causes, Symptoms, Treatments. Retrieved June 2014, from http://www.webmd.com/women/guide/prolapsed-uterus

(2012, August 17). Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic. Uterine prolapse Definition - Diseases and Conditions - Mayo Clinic. Retrieved June 2014, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/uterine-prolapse/basics/definition/con-20027708

(2014, February ). WebMD - Better information. Better health.. Pelvic Prolapse Repair Animation: See the Surgery - Watch WebMD Video. Retrieved June 2014, from http://www.webmd.com/women/video/pelvic-prolapse-repair

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