ENDOMETRIOSIS

More about ENDOMETRIOSIS

SYMPTOMS

  • Experiencing painful periods

 

  • Painful bowel movements or urination, especially during menstruation

 

  • Painful sex. Difficulty becoming pregnant

 

  • Heaviness in pelvic region

What is Endometriosis

 

Endometriosis is the presence of the endometrial like tissue outside the uterus, and occasionally in the gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, lungs and nerves which can result into chronic and inflammatory reaction. This can cause pain and discomfort during menstruation, vaginal deep penetration with sex, gynecological examinations, inserting tampons and can also result into infertility.

 

Risk factors and causes

 

Any of below factors can lead to the abnormality of the suppleness of the levator ani muscles and the connective tissues causing failure to the support and resulting into prolapse of the organ.

  • Vaginal childbirth

  • Increasing Age

  • Increasing intra-abdominal pressure

  • Increasing body mass index

  • Connective tissue disorders

  • Female Gender

 

 

@i Health

As Pelvic floor physical therapists, while we cannot decrease the number of endometriosis adhesions, but we can help with alleviating the resultant pain.

Our Endometriosis treatment include

  • Manual therapy to the perineal and or pelvic region

  • Therapeutic exercises to either strengthen or loosen muscles to improve flexibility

  • Biofeedback internally or externally

  • Electrical Stimulation internally or externally

  • Graded introduction to dilators to improve vaginal penetration

  • Relaxation training

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