Exercising prevents bladder sagging

Exercising prevents bladder sagging, After giving birth, women’s exercises that strengthen their pelvic muscles prevent bladder sagging.

Bladder prolapse, which is called cystocele in medicine, is considered a kind of hernia. Bladder prolapse can manifest itself as the bladder hanging down and protruding out of the vagina, and sometimes it can manifest itself with symptoms such as frequent urination, urinary incontinence, inability to urinate, getting up to urinate at night and recurrent urinary infections. 

Pregnancy and normal birth risk factor

Bladder sagging can be prevented. We can say that pregnancy and normal delivery are risk factors for bladder prolapse in women. Therefore, it is important at this point to do exercises that develop the pelvic muscles, called kegels, after pregnancy and normal delivery. On the other hand, if there is weight control, if there is constipation, to solve it, to avoid weight lifting, if there is any lung-related disease or if you have to constantly increase the pressure in the abdomen when coughing too much, these patients also need to be treated, because any factor that increases the pressure in the abdomen can cause bladder sagging. is a risk factor. Therefore, it is necessary to prevent bladder prolapse before proceeding to the treatment of bladder prolapse. 

Urinary complaints should be questioned before treatment.

Patients with symptoms of bladder prolapse should first consult with a doctor who specializes in functional urology. Before evaluating the patient’s bladder prolapse, urinary complaints should be questioned, and if there is urinary incontinence, what type of urinary incontinence should be asked. After the evaluation of a functional urologist, with a physical examination, if there is a significant and significant sagging, we perform the sagging repair at the request of the patient. 

Cystocele (bladder prolapse) repair is like a kind of hernia surgery. It is performed with a 3-5 cm incision made from the vagina. The sagging part of the bladder is put in its place and the tissue defect (endopelvic fascia) is repaired. If the patient has a complaint of urinary incontinence, additional action is taken to prevent urinary incontinence, if necessary. The hospitalization period of the patient is usually 1-2 days. There are some recommendations for the patient not to lift weights, not to be constipated, etc. for 6 weeks after the surgery.

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