Urine leakage and disharmony in sexual life are actually the fault of the pelvic floor
Studies have shown that the incidence of pelvic organ prolapse over the age of 50 is 28.1%. The incidence of pelvic organ prolapse in women older than 60 years is close to 25%. Another study found that 50-59 years old is the peak age of stress urinary incontinence.
As age increases, estrogen levels decrease, collagentype Ⅲ in muscles decreases, bladder and urethra support weaken, connective tissue becomes thinner, the collagen composition of connective tissue changes, and the nutrients needed for nerve regeneration decrease, making the pelvic floor Muscles and connective tissues are loose and atrophied, leading to pelvic floor diseases such as leakage of urine and organ prolapse.
In addition, after entering midlife, the elasticity of the vaginal wall decreases, and the function of the supporting structure around the vagina decreases, which makes the vaginal opening and (or) wall loose, which affects the quality of sexual life, and may cause the patient to be unable to achieve it during sex. Poor sex life experience such as orgasm, lack of tight intercourse.
How to stay away from pelvic floor diseases such as urine leakage and vaginal relaxation after entering middle-aged and elderly people?
1. Keep a good mood
Maintaining a positive and optimistic attitude in life and work can help relieve tension in the pelvic floor muscles. Studies have shown that mental stress can cause muscle tension. If you suffer from mental stress for a long time, it will cause your muscles to contract continuously and involuntarily. When the local muscle contractility exceeds a certain level or is in a state of overload, the blood vessels are compressed, and the ischemic muscle releases endogenous pain-causing substances and activates the intramuscular pain receptors. Muscle contraction under ischemic conditions will cause pain in about 1 minute. If the ischemia worsens, the pain will become very severe.
2. Keep Kegel exercise/vaginal dumbbell/abdominal breathing
Home pelvic floor exercises are very important in pelvic floor rehabilitation, including Kegel exercises and vagina dumbbells. These methods can help pelvic floor rehabilitation and have a multiplier effect in the treatment of pelvic floor diseases. In clinical practice, many patients only perform pelvic floor rehabilitation in professional medical institutions, and do not do any pelvic floor exercises that are helpful to pelvic floor function when they return home. Often the treatment effect is not particularly satisfactory or it takes longer to restore pelvic floor function. . If you insist on Kegel exercise, vaginal dumbbells and (or) abdominal breathing in your daily life, you can prevent pelvic floor diseases.
3. Pelvic floor screening
Pelvic floor screening is one of the important methods for early detection of pelvic floor diseases. Regular pelvic floor screening every 1-2 years will keep the pelvic floor muscles in the best condition, which can not only ensure the urination, defecation and sex life, etc. Normally, it can also predict the occurrence of pelvic floor disease in advance.
4. If you find that you have a pelvic floor problem, you should treat it as soon as possible
Postpartum pelvic floor problems such as embarrassment of leaking urine, loose vaginal air, discordant sexual life, and lower abdomen swelling, require early detection, early prevention and early treatment.
5. Do the following situations often occur
1) Do you often experience lower abdominal pressure?
2) Do you often feel pelvic bulge?
3) Do you often feel like urinating in the bladder?
4) Constipation, difficulty in defecation
5) Often unable to control anal exhaust
6) Urgency to urinate or have to rush to the bathroom to defecate
7) Do you often feel frequent urination?
8) Do you often have urine leakage caused by coughing, sneezing or laughing?
9) Do you have any discomforts such as pain and air leakage during sex?