Non-surgical pelvic floor procedures (Conservative) - Western Cape
Exercising the pelvic floor
Pelvic floor exercises are an important and relatively easy way to improve your bladder control. When done correctly they can build up and strengthen the muscles that help you hold urine. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles stretched like a hammock from the pubic bone in the front through to the bottom of the backbone. These firm supportive muscles help to hold the bladder, womb and bowel in place and also function to close the bladder outlet and the back passage. Pelvic floor exercises strengthen the muscles that support the pelvic contents and prevent the escape of wind, faeces or urine. Stronger muscles can also enhance sexual satisfaction for both partners.
Electrical stimulation is the application of an electrical current to stimulate the pelvic muscles or their nerve supply. The aim of electrical stimulation is to directly improve pelvic muscle strength and so to assist in bladder control. Electrical stimulation may also be used to inhibit the overactive bladder.Tibial and sacral nerve stimulation is proving to be highly effective treatment modalities used by the unit.
Surgical treatment western cape
Today surgery for stress incontinence has become quite minimally invasive and can often be performed either as a day stay or overnight procedure. View You Tube video of procedure Correction of vault prolapse after hysterectomy
Sub-Urethral Sling (TVT) is the most common. See patient education (NuAngle distributor of Coloplast).
other treatment methods
Medication, hormonal ointments, dietician and Pilates exercises.