Pelvic floor therapy can improve incontinence and sexual health
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), incontinence of the bladder and bowel are major health concerns. 30% of women and 10% of men suffer some form of incontinence. To help patients address these issues, Carlos Cardenas MD is proud to partner with Consortia Health, a worldwide leader in clinical continence services. This partnership brings patients an integrated delivery model that provides diagnosis, treatment and educational support to address pelvic floor disorders, including:
- Urinary incontinence
- Pelvic Pain
- Sexual Health
Why is pelvic floor therapy important?
As we get older, the pelvic floor muscles begin to weaken. These muscles form a sling that supports the entire pelvic floor, including your bowel and bladder. Surgeries, excessive BMI and childbirth can dramatically weaken the pelvic musculature, which works in tandem with your diaphragm during respiration. This weakness can lead to a lack of tightening in anticipation of increased intra-abdominal pressure from coughing, sneezing or laughing, causing unintentional bladder leakage.
Pelvic floor therapy is a simple in-office therapeutic instruction that you can then perform at home on your own, leading to strengthened musculature and a more enjoyable lifestyle.
Current pelvic floor offerings at our San Antonio GYN include:
- Pelvic floor screening surveys
- Incontinence testing for bladder and bowel
- Pelvic floor muscle training
- Fully compliant, professional staffing
- Incontinence services training and support
- Competitively priced incontinence supplies
Studies have shown that up to 50% of women who give birth vaginally experience some degree of pelvic floor prolapse, but pelvic floor therapy can help. Contact our San Antonio GYN to learn more.