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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Prolapsed Uterine – Start Strengthening Your Pelvic Muscles Right Now

Women who have undergone strenuous and traumatic deliveries of large babies can cause loosening, weakening or stretching of pelvic muscles that holds the uterus. Over the years, the weak muscles are unable to hold the uterus and cause the uterus to collapse into the vaginal canal, leading to the condition called a ‘prolapsed uterine’.

Multiple childbirths and neglect to do proper exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles can also cause prolapsed uterine after a period of time.

Loss of muscle tone on account of advanced age and reduced amount of estrogen hormone after menopause are also responsible for prolapsed uterine.

Genetic predisposition is believed to cause prolapsed uterine. Studies show that north European women are more prone to prolapsed uterine than Asian or African woman.

Weightlifters are more prone to develop this condition over the years on account constant pressure on the pelvic muscles while lifting weights.

Obesity can apply an added pressure on the pelvic floor muscles.

Frequent constipation that induces excessive straining can weaken pelvic muscles

**I knew an old woman who had such an advanced condition of prolapsed uterine, that while walking, her uterus (that had slipped out of her vagina) would slap rhythmically against her thighs. While using the bathroom, she had to perforce push her uterus inside. Finally she had to undergo surgery. This case was an eye opener to me. It is unwise to think that we have a long way to go before it happens to us. Pelvic muscles are weakening by the day, if you don’t do the Kegel exercises to strengthen them. So start now right away.


Low back pain, feeling of something pushing into your pelvis, feeling that something is coming out of your vagina, painful intercourse, difficulty while urinating or bowel movement and difficulty while walking, are some of the symptoms of prolapsed uterus.

How to prevent prolapsed uterus

Although it may not be possible to totally prevent prolapsed uterus, you can however control or decrease the risks with Kegel exercises practiced regularly for the rest of your life.

Avoid smoking, treat your bronchial cough, if you have it and keep your body weight under control.

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