As we get older, our bodies undergo many changes. Men are lucky because their bodies do not experience a lot of wear and tear throughout a lifetime. Women on the other hand, have their bodies used to such intense procedures as childbirth, which can cause effects of undesirable changes in their bodies.
Not only does one experience psychological aging such as loss of memory, slurred speech and loss of sight, but one also goes through physical aging such as wrinkling, and the body being bent because of weakness of the bones throughout the body.
Regrettably, these physical changes are not only confined to the surface of the body.
Pelvic organ prolapse is one of the common conditions affecting women as they age. When the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic organs weaken, it can cause the organs to slip out of their ordinary places.
Some of the symptoms associated with the condition include:
- Pain during urination and bowel movement
- A heavy sensation and pressure bulging on the vagina resulting in distress.
- The bulging of the cervix, rectum, cervix, and bladder through the vagina.
- Feeling the need to push the fingers through the vagina prior to passing stool.
- Beginning to urinate becomes an issue.
- Leakage of the urine during sexual intercourse.
- Feeling the need to push back the vagina in order to urinate.
Depending on the individual and the stage of the pelvic organ prolapse, the symptoms may vary greatly with it being worse at the advanced stage of the condition. The causes of the condition are contingent on the patient.
Some of the most common include:
The strength of the muscles and the bones. If one has weak cells, then they are most likely to develop bladder incontinence prolapse (also known as ‘incontinence Vessie prolapsus’ in the French language’). These strengths are determined by race and genes.
- A Caucasian woman is likely to suffer from the illness than African American women.
- Vaginal delivery, which can cause weakening of the pelvic muscles
- Injuries and accidents such as motor vehicle accidents and falls
- Aging and menopause
- Hysterectomy and other forms of treatment associated with pelvic organ prolapse can cause the advancement of the condition in later dates.