Understanding Your Pelvic Floor: A Guide to Managing IBS, Hemorrhoids, and ED
Often overlooked in discussions about overall health, your pelvic floor provides crucial support to your bladder, uterus, and rectum. It also plays a significant role in the regulation of bowel and bladder function. When there are issues with the pelvic floor, symptoms can manifest as conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids, and erectile dysfunction (ED).
If you’re grappling with any of these conditions, this article will provide valuable insights! Let’s explore how to alleviate these symptoms and take excellent care of your pelvic floor for your overall well being.
Common Problems Caused By Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic floor dysfunction affects millions of people worldwide, causing discomfort and distress that can severely impact daily life. Some of the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction can manifest as the following conditions:
Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS)IIBS is a digestive disorder that can cause discomfort and pain in the abdomen, along with changes in bowel habits. While IBS isn’t caused by pelvic floor dysfunction, it can be exacerbated by it. Managing IBS involves maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet, and relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and meditation can also prove effective.In some cases, especially if pelvic floor muscles are weak, exercises aimed at strengthening these muscles can improve bowel function and provide pain relief. If there is pelvic floor overactivity, pelvic floor relaxation exercises may be beneficial.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)ED is a common condition that affects men of all ages. It can be linked with pelvic floor dysfunction where weak muscles can cause difficulties with erections and premature ejaculation. Managing ED involves maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet.Certain exercises such as Kegels and other pelvic floor exercises can enhance sexual function by strengthening the muscles involved in erections. However, in the case of overactive pelvic floor muscles, relaxation exercises may be a more suitable approach
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Dr. Stein attended Ithaca College where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in clinical science in 2001 and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree in 2002 through their entry-level bachelor’s/master’s program.
Following this, she attended Boston University and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2006.
Dr. Stein has earned the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in November 2021.
Dr. Stein is also currently completing her Master of Healthcare Administration graduate degree through Des Moines University.
– *Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC)
– **Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT)