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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Facts
- 25 million adult Americans suffer from some sort of urinary incontinence, 75% to 80% of those are women.
- The probabilities to suffer from some form of incontinence range from 20% to 30% for young adult women, 30% to 40% for middle age women and 30% to 50% for elderly women.
- 11% of the elderly women will have to go through surgery because of genital prolapse.
- On average, women wait 6.5 years from the first time they experience symptoms until they are diagnosed for their bladder control problem.
- Only 1 in every 12 people affected seeks help.
As clearly shown by these numbers, the most common cause of pelvic floor muscle weakness is the natural pelvic muscle atrophy occurring as a result of aging. This is a problem that could also be encountered after giving birth or due to estrogen changes during menopause.
In addition, recent studies have also shown that almost half of young women not having given birth are at risk of pelvic weakness as a consequence of vaginal infections, excessive exercise or obesity.
For a condition that affects over 18 million women, it is amazing to see how many women choose to suffer from urinary incontinence in silence, despite the high success rates in treating incontinence.
Not only do women live with the physical symptoms, they also have to go through a great deal of emotional pain as well. All of this because of the misconception that incontinence is an untreatable consequence of giving birth or as a result of aging.
While these life events can be true, the truth is that the vast majority of incontinence cases can successfully be treated and managed, and this is why pelvic floor muscle weakness should not be ignored.
It would therefore be advisable for women of all ages, regardless of pelvic health, to carefully think about adopting an effective pelvic muscle exercise routine sooner rather than later, before more critical issues develop.
Keep in mind: whatever your age and level of pelvic health, even if you went through surgery for prolapse or hysterectomy, you need to train your pelvic muscles.
We are here to help you out in your quest for a better life. Our Kegel Exerciser is medically certified and perfect for all of you who want to enjoy freedom, confidence and pleasure of strong pelvic floor muscles.