You’ve probably come across the term “pelvic health” sometime in your life.
It might seem weird that there’s a whole women’s health niche dedicated to just your pelvis… but you better believe it exists. And it matters a lot more than you probably think.
So let’s go ahead and deep dive into what pelvic health means for you… starting with your anatomy.
The Basics of Pelvic Anatomy
The pelvic area is located at the lower part of your torso, between your abdomen and thighs. It contains your bladder and reproductive organs while providing support for your intestines.
Since males and females vary greatly down there, their pelvic anatomies differ, too.
See, female pelvises are broader, mainly because of their unique mission: accommodating childbirth.
Here are the body parts that make this miracle of life possible:
Female Pelvic Bones
Female Pelvic Muscles
- Levator Ani. As the largest group of muscles in the pelvic area, it has three muscles providing support:
- Puborectalis, which helps you hold in (or let go) of your pee or poo
- Pubococcygeus, which connects to the coccyx
- Iliococcygeus, which helps lift the pelvic floor and rectal muscles
- Coccygeus. This muscle is connected to both the tailbone and sacrum.
Female Pelvic Organs
Did it ever occur to you that there are these many bones, muscles, and organs in your pelvis? No wonder women’s pelvic care matters!
But Why Exactly is Pelvic Health Important?
As you see above, your pelvic anatomy carries a lot of weight—literally. It keeps your reproductive organs, bladder, and intestines in place.
Because of this, it’s also responsible for supporting essential processes, such as urination, bowel movements, and sex. Plus, it makes sure that you don’t encounter any problems during pregnancy or childbirth.
Sadly, your pelvic floor muscles may weaken due to your weight. The strain caused by constant coughing and chronic constipation contributes to pelvic floor issues, too.
To make things worse, the risks in women are even higher because of the things that are unique to biological females, such as:
- Painful periods or endometriosis
And all these can lead to one thing: a weak pelvis.
What Happens When You Have a Weak Pelvis?
Since your pelvis supports several organs, a weakened pelvis can make your pelvic floor too slow or weak to react. This can lead to pelvic floor dysfunction, such as:
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
When your pelvic floor becomes too weak, your organs—specifically your uterus, bladder, or rectum— may give way and drop to your vagina.
When this happens, you’ll feel symptoms like:
- Pressure or bulging in the vagina
- Pelvic pain
- Sexual pain and discomfort
- Difficulty inserting a tampon
- Urination and bowel issues
Do you suffer from a frequent case of wet pants?
That’s what your doctors call urinary incontinence. It’s characterized by unintentional urinary leakage because your pelvic muscles are too weak to keep your pee in. And it happens whether your overactive bladder is full or not.
You might experience bladder incontinence whenever your pelvic muscles get activated… such as when you’re laughing, running, or jumping.
But a weak pelvis will do more than just give you wet pants—it can lead to retention as well.
The same thought applies. You’re unable to empty your bladder because your pelvic floor muscles have become too weak for you to do so. It can also lead to pelvic pain.
Likewise, this may be caused by your bladder moving out of its normal position. Again, this can happen due to your weakened pelvic muscles.
Bowel Movement Problems
Similar to urinary incontinence or retention, a weak pelvic floor can lead to irregular bowel movements. It might even progress to fecal incontinence if left untreated.
To make matters worse, your weak pelvic floor can lead to sexual dysfunction, too.
For starters, it may lessen the sensation you feel during intercourse.
On the other hand, overactive yet weak muscles may give way to a painful vulva—and consequently, uncomfortable sex.
Is There Anything You Can Do for Your Weak Pelvis?
If you’re suffering from a pelvic condition, know that it’s still not too late for you.
You can still do the following to solve your troubles:
Exercise Your Pelvic Floor
A particular type of pelvic floor exercise known as Kegels exercises can help improve pelvic muscle tone.
It’s only a matter of squeezing or lifting your pelvic muscles for five to ten seconds—just like you would when you’re holding your pee in. Do this ten times in a row. You can do this sitting, standing, or even lying down.
For best results, perform five to six cycles of Kegels per day.
Losing weight is not only good for overall health—it’s favorable for your pelvic floor as well!
Doing so helps reduce the excess pressure in the abdomen that weakens the pelvic muscles.
More than just helping you lose weight, healthy eating can also reduce constipation. After all, straining weakens your pelvic floor muscle.
So to ensure you don’t engage in unnecessary straining when you move your bowels, make sure to eat fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Use the Right Device
Squeezing your pelvic muscles will come in handy whenever you’re coughing and sneezing.
But the reality is, these things happen all of a sudden. You can’t always anticipate them. And before you know it, you’re wet all over.
That’s why if you're suffering from unintentional leaks because of your weak pelvic floor muscles, make sure to use MoxyPatch™. It can stop leaks in your pants and bring back your confidence and freedom.
As you see, your pelvic health is essential! And while you can’t stop the inevitable weakening of your pelvic floor muscles due to pregnancy or childbirth, you can definitely do something about pelvic floor disorders and your quality of life.
With MoxyPatch™, you don’t have to worry about sudden leaks anymore!
Grab your MoxyPatch™ today and regain the freedom and confidence you deserve.