Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Overview

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Pelvic floor dysfunction is a medical condition defined as the inability to relax and coordinate pelvic floor muscles correctly to urinate or to have a bowel movement causing erectile dysfunction (ED), constipation, urinary retention with frequent urination, urinary tract infection, urinary or fecal incontinence. Several known factors can cause pelvic floor dysfunction including trauma, chronic constipation and excessive straining, pelvic surgery, obesity, old age. Physical activities that increase the tension in pelvic floor muscles, such as such as heavy lifting activity, can worsen symptoms. Initial treatments include biofeedback, pelvic floor physical therapy and medications.

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