It is estimated that 40% of women suffer from urinary incontinence. Despite this lofty and worrying figure, most women do not ignore this and other important functions They are for safety in the pelvic area. This group of muscles and ligaments is more important than you might think. Located in the lower abdomen, they serve to support the pelvic organs, control the bladder and intestines, or flow; intensity or perfection of orgasms.
Having a strong pelvic floor is very important, it helps to prevent such problems urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction and improved posture. On the occasion of Urinary Incontinence Day, experts from INTIMINA, a company that offers the first place to care for all aspects of female intimate health, will help to present the visible importance of the pelvic floor in different aspects of health and well-being. – being of women.
1. It is not normal to urinate when laughing
No, it is not customary to leak urine when laughing, coughing, exercising during menopause, pregnancy or postpartum. Most of the time these problems are related to a dysfunctional pelvic floor. “Although not normal, it is much more common than we think: 40% of women from Spain are urinating; 1 in 3 among women since the age of 50″, says Maria Pérez, a physical therapist very experienced in the pelvic floor, women’s health and therapeutic exercise, creator and co-operator of La Pelvis Revolution INTIMINA.
2. Dysfunctional pelvic area to cause constipation
If the muscle is weak, it can obstruct itself unnecessarily, forcing it to push in the bathroom, which should not be done. Infirmity also refers to prolapsed vaginas, where the bladder, uterus, or rectum fall through the vagina, or hernias of the anus, which occur. let it go straight out through the ringwhich can be avoided or corrected by changing the way you push in the bathroom and with a good exercise plan for your pelvic floor.
On the other hand, if the muscles are very tight, it can prevent the relaxation of the sphincters and cause problems such as anal fissures or hemorrhoids.
3. It can also happen the other way around
Some women keep having trouble gas and have a chair because of a weakened pelvic floor. The Incontinence or gas when the time comes It is less common than urine, but it can affect a woman’s life. Fortunately, in most cases it has a solution and an evaluation with a pelvic floor specialist physiotherapist will help.
4. Orgasms will be more powerful
There is a great relationship between the pelvic floor and the sensitivity of our sexual organs. The intensity or perfection of orgasmsarousal, vaginal lubrication and clitoral erection will be more powerful if we have a functional pelvic area. This can also refer to pain during penetrative intercourse or during/after enjoying.
5. It supports the internal organs such as the bladder, rectum and uterus
The pelvic floor is also responsible, along with other structures, for supporting some of a woman’s internal organs, such as the bladder, rectum, and uterus. If we combine a weak pelvic area with poor management of the pressures that are generated in the abdomen, prolapse can occur, causing one or more. the pelvic organs falling into the sheath, even coming out To the exterior.
That’s why it’s important to be aware of whether we’re pushing our vagina every day (in the bathroom, when we exercise, when we’re carrying babies, when we cough, etc.) and when it’s appropriate; correct it with the help of an experienced physical therapist.
6. Exercises for the pelvic floor muscles
The pelvic floor muscles can be “exercised” and in fact should be exercised to strengthen them. Strengthen your pelvic floor with Kegel exercises: a series of voluntary contractions of the pelvic floor. In addition, you can use Kegel exercises, such as KegelSmart or Lasella from INTIMINA or intimate massagers. See: How to keep your hips in shape from home
Stress, the enemy of the floor of your hips
Stress can negatively affect (also) the health of your pelvic area. like him mental and physical stress They can directly affect pain in the area or dysfunctions such as dyspareunia or constipation. In addition, lifestyle habits such as sedentary lifestyle, being overweight or poor digestion can negatively affect our pelvic floor.