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Discover 10 Myths About Your “Lady Parts” That No One Knows Or Talks About – Part-1
Pelvic floor dysfunction is not something that people commonly talk about. As a matter of fact, most women don’t even know they suffer from this disorder. However, the women who do recognize something is not right with their “lady parts” are often misdiagnosed and often given medication, which only covers the their symptoms and or pain.
This is not right, and if you are reading this post, chances are, you are concerned about your “lady parts” and looking for some answers that are not always comfortable to ask about and not always easy to find.
Technology enables us to find information on this condition easily. However, not all information out there on the internet is accurate, and by taking wrong information, you may run the risk of furthering the damage that you pelvic floor muscles are currently experiencing.
Because there are so many misconceptions and contradicting information out there, I want to set the record straight on several myths that surround pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
My whole purpose in giving you this information is because I care about you. As a woman and a mom who has walked in your shoes and had to find answers on my own I know how hard it can be. I have made it my life’s mission to carry the message of healing surrounding pelvic floor dysfunction. And I am bringing that information to you.
As you read through the myths and truths, know that you are not alone, I have the expertise and experience as well as the resources to get you on the road to healing and getting your sexy back!
Whoever referred you to this information is someone that you should be grateful for because they too care enough to give you useful information that can truly assist you in your time of need.
As you read, relate and meditate on the information I provide, understand that there is a solution to your condition and it does not require medication, expensive and complex equipment and you do not need to schedule countless appointments with doctors, specialists and other professionals who may misdiagnose you. I refer to it as the “I can’t diagnose you, so I will refer you to someone else”…the shuffle.
Let’s address some of the myths that are currently circulating that you may have heard about:
Myth #1 – Pelvic Floor muscles only function is to maintain healthy bladder health and avoid leaking.
The PFM’s deal with more than just maintaining bladder health. These muscles are involved with sexual well-being, bowel movement health. Also, many women who suffer from menstrual cramps and who are unable to obtain orgasms also have PFM dysfunction.
Myth #2 – Women that have experience childbirth are the only ones who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction.
Just because you have never been preggo and never experienced childbirth doesn’t mean you are exempt from this debilitating condition.
One of the functions of the pelvic floor muscles is to help to maintain pelvic and lumbar stability and organ support. Many athletes suffer injuries that are actually PFM dysfunction related because they have a unbalanced pelvic floor muscles that are either too tight. This could be the result of too much strength training and not enough stretching.
In addition to athletes, many women who are overweight or defined as being obese suffer from PFM dysfunction. This is due to excessive pressure on the organs that results in a higher risk of organ prolapse and weakness within the “Down There Muscles”.
Myth #3 – There is something psychological wrong with you, or you just can’t achieve orgasms because you are just built that way.
Pssst…I have something to tell you. Your best orgasms are ahead of you so get ready!!! The PFM’s are heavily involved and connected to sexual function and actively contribute to the strength, power, and duration of your orgasms. Unless you have experienced some sort of trauma it is not in your head; it can actually be a muscle thing that is correctable.
Myth #4 – Kegel exercises are the nirvana and holy grail for pelvic floor muscle healing.
Uhhh….I don’t think so! And trust me I have thousands of patients who can attest to this. Actually, Kegels can do more harm than good, and this exercise is not suitable for everyone. Doing too many Kegels in the wrong way can lead to more pelvic floor dysfunction. In many instances, women need to first learn what I call the reverse Kegel and relax their muscles before you can safely contract your muscles in a Kegel exercise.
Myth #5 – Leaking during exercise or feeling pressure in the pelvis is normal.
Not even close. There is nothing normal about leaking during exercise, even if you have had kids. As a matter of fact, I have treated several marathon runners, endurance athletes, and triathletes who leak because their PFM cannot stabilize the pelvis nor dissipate the continually tightening and loosening of PFMs due to running and long periods of continual movement.
Now that we have dispelled five myths associated with pelvic floor muscles I hope that you are getting a clearer understanding of your pelvic floor muscle. So many times the more aware we are of this part of our body, the easier it is to grasp the reality of condition we may have and then embrace the truth that a solution exists.
In the next post, I will continue to give you additional myths about the PFMs. In the interim if you have any questions, please reach out to us, we are here to assist and support you.
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