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Discover 10 Myths About Your “Lady Parts” That No One Knows Or Talks About – Part-2
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.
Myth #6 – I suffer from constipation because I have digestive issues.
This may be true, but a big culprit of PFM dysfunction is tight and unrelaxing PFMs. Contrary to many beliefs, PFMs encompass not only the female parts but also the urinary tract and the large intestine as well as the anus. It is not uncommon for me to treat for PFM and constipation simultaneously when I see patients.
Myth #7 – It’s okay to push and strain when I urinate or defecate especially if I feel that my bladder is not emptying or my poop is stuck.
No, it is never a good idea to push when you are going to the bathroom. Pushing has an adverse effect on the PFMs and can cause them to become tighter, and you can even create spasms in them. When your PFMs are healthy and stable a trip to the bathroom is smooth and easy, there should be no need to strain or exert extra effort to urinate or have a bowel movement.
Myth #8 – My pelvic pain is caused by a medical condition.
This can be a tough one to grasp. I agree, however, this is a broad and vague diagnosis. We need to identify and specify what the medical condition is to make the statement a valid and encompassing statement. In my conversations with patients over the last twelve years, I cannot tell you how many have told me this. The reason is often; medical professionals will connect another condition to the symptom(s) associated with the pelvic floor muscles. This can be tricky and sensitive because we want to believe and accept the opinions, observations, and diagnosis that these professionals have given to us.
You need to understand that pelvic pain is driven by PFM dysfunction, especially when the PFMs are too tight. Typically pelvic pain patients have trigger points, spasms, or tension in their pelvic floor muscles that contribute to a deep pelvic ache within the vagina. In addition to that, this tension sometimes squeezes down on the nerves, and blood supply leading to pelvic congestion or the patient may also experience stabbing and burning pain.
Myth #9 – Yeast infections are only caused by bacteria and should be treated with antibiotics.
Women with PFM dysfunction can suffer from itching and burning in the vagina and are lead to think that they have a yeast infection. A true yeast infection will have the presence of a fungus called Candida or other yeast organisms. You must get tested first, and if your test continues to come back negative, then chances are you have PFM dysfunction.
The confusion comes because, with a yeast infection, you can and may experience some of the same symptons such as a pelvic floor muscle that is too tight and squeezing in on your nerves and blood supply.
Myth 10 – Caesareans births do not affect the PFMs.
Of course, you knew I was going to save the largest myth out there until the end. All I need to do is to explain two semesters worth of lectures and medical knowledge and anatomy in one paragraph.
Follow along closely, and it will all make sense. The PFMs are deeply affected by the growing baby. Outside of the miraculous growth of the baby, your body is making countless adjustments to accommodate the increase in size over each trimester, especially the third which is when a large portion of the development takes place.
During this time the body needs to continually realign the pelvic bones and the fascia as well as the stretching of the abdominal muscles. Keep in mind, the fascia of the abdominal muscles connects to the pelvic floor muscles. When healthy, the abdominal muscles and the PFMs have a synergistic relationship. In a caesarean birth, the fascia of the abdominals is cut, thus eliminating the synergy. This mere fact affects the stability of the pelvic floor muscles. So no a cesarean will not save your PFMs.
Ok now take a deep breath, you have just dispelled many of common myths associated with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
So the question you may be asking yourself is,
How Do I Go Deeper?
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I want nothing more than to see you achieve your healing and see you get your sexy back! You go girl….I can’t wait to see you at my webinar and hear your story of healing and freedom!!!