Does It Really Happen In 50% Of Women?
Yes, as women age there is about half of us that have some degree of POP. Most of us have mild forms of it but it can get severe and with over 300,000 women receiving POP surgery in the United States each year it is something all women should take seriously. It primarily happens due to childbirth and is why pelvic floor exercise is so important.
What Are The Symptoms?
Because of the different organs that POP can affect there can be a wide range of symptoms but here are a few to watch out for-
Having an annual checkup with an OBGYN will help assure that you are in good health and should you have symptoms like the ones above on a regular basis you should make an appointment to address what may be a more serious health issue.
How Do You Prevent POP?
How To Do Kegel Exercises
Simply squeezing your pelvic muscles can help. These can be felt by purposely stopping the flow of urine in midstream and starting again. The muscles that squeeze the urethra and anus are the ones involved. Simply tightening these muscles for 3 seconds and then relaxing them for 3 seconds about 10 - 15 times at least three times a day should help prevent prolapses. However, if a prolapse has already started Kegel exercises can help but surgery may be required so if you are concerned make sure to speak with your doctor about it.
If you want to get serious about them then using Kegel exercise products can give you even stronger results much like using weights do in the gym.