What are the Treatment Methods?
1. Conservative Treatments:
- Pelvic Floor Exercises (Kegel Exercises): Recommended exercises to strengthen and support the pelvic floor muscles.
- Lifestyle Changes: Avoiding factors that cause incontinence, such as being overweight, heavy lifting or smoking.
2. Physical Therapy:
- Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: Physical therapists can help with special exercise programs and techniques to strengthen, relax and increase the flexibility of the pelvic floor muscles.
3. Use of Pessary:
- Pessary: It is a device used in case of uterine prolapse. It is inserted into the vagina to support the uterus and reduce symptoms.
4. Drug Therapy:
- Topical Estrogen: In postmenopausal women, vaginal estrogen cream or annular estrogen rings can strengthen vaginal tissues.
5. Surgical Intervention:
- Hysterectomy If uterine prolapse is severe and other treatment options are not effective, surgical removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) may be considered.
- Pelvic Floor Surgery: Surgical procedures to support the pelvic organs.
6. Surgery for Urinary Incontinence:
- Sling Surgery: It is a surgical procedure to support the urethra.
- Bladder Tack or Colporrhaphy: Surgical interventions to correct anatomical disorders that cause urinary incontinence.