We would like to bring more public awareness and attention to this condition...
Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 09, 2012
Online health website AgingFit.com has has announced the release of a new pelvic organ prolapse (POP) treatment guide to help those with this debilitating condition find and understand the available treatment options. Women who are suffering from organ prolapse can take advantage of the information for free, made available by the website.
"The POP condition deserves more attention, we felt that it was incumbent upon us to create a quality resource online with comprehensive treatment information for this injury. We believe that this guide to POP treatment is both needed and valuable, and are excited to have the resource for sufferers to learn more," said Glen Greenbaum, representative with the popular online health resource.
The painful condition occurs when any of the organs in the pelvic region, including the uterus, bladder, small bowel, rectum, and vaginal wall, drop due to the weakening of the pelvic muscles and supportive tissues.
This weakening can be caused by several factors including:
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Chronic cough
- Simple aging
According to the site, sufferers of POP can commonly expect to face urinary leakage, lower backache, constipation, painful intercourse, and a chronic urge to urinate. In some cases, women may have no symptoms, in which case there is no need to provide treatment for the prolapse. In cases where the prolapsing is mild, relief can often be had by practicing some lifestyle changes detailed in the online guide. Agingfit.com recommends pelvic muscle exercises such as Kegel's which are thought to provide relief for many women who suffer from the condition.
"It is important that women understand that treatment is not always necessary, and that when it is there are a variety of treatment options. Surgery is often a last resort. We hope to bring more attention to the issue, as a number of surgical repair treatments have been linked with significant health risks," said Mr. Greenbaum.
Highlighting the importance of carefully considering surgery as a treatment option is the statement from the FDA advisory warning of serious complications as resulting from using surgical mesh in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. This warning was originally issued in 2008 and has since been updated to reflect new data in 2011. The update retracts the 2008 statement that serious complications from the use of synthetic repair meshes are rare occurrences.
Comprehensive information and answers to health related questions. Treatments, symptoms, options explained for people who would like to know more. To learn more about POP and find out what is recommended, click here to visit: http://www.agingfit.com/pelvic-organ-prolapse-pop/