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People don’t like to talk about health problems they experience in certain parts of their bodies. Especially when the problem relates to bodily functions like urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain or discomfort. Even talking to a doctor about these sensitive issues is hard for many people. Perhaps that’s one reason that while 1 in 3 men and women experience bladder leaks, less than half of them seek treatment to resolve the problem. Instead, they find ways to manage leaks. It may mean doing activities they enjoy less frequently, changing their eating and drinking habits and relying on absorbent pads every day. Erectile dysfunction in men and reduced sexual pleasure or pelvic pain in women are also common conditions rarely addressed.
Any of these core health issues can cause you to feel helpless and at a loss to control your own body. Seeking medical attention is a big step because people often feel embarrassed and unsure of how to describe the problem to a doctor. Describing core fitness problems is even more challenging since they are difficult to see. After all, how do you explain what’s wrong when you can’t even put a finger on it yourself?
My Core Does What?
Most people don’t fully understand the vital role their core health – the area that spans your pelvis to your upper torso – plays in their overall wellbeing. 60% of women will experience a core condition called diastasis recti. But the majority won’t recognize it as a medical condition and will never seek treatment though it can lead to chronic back pain, increased risk of falling, and other issues.
Getting these topics into the open may be hard, but it’s the first step in showing people that treatment options are available to them. Talking about it will help spread the word to people who may never have known that their experiences are common or that they can be treated.
On a Mission to Educate
We’re doing our best to increase awareness of pelvic health and core health by making information available on our website and social channels. On our Instagram and Facebook feeds, you can learn facts about the causes of urinary incontinence, other pelvic dysfunction and core fitness. We talk about common symptoms and the range of treatments available to help. We showcase the benefits of treatment and share success stories from people, just like you, who have experienced and overcome similar problems.
On our website, we take a deeper dive into how our comfortable and non-surgical treatments work. We explain the research and the technology behind Libby for pelvic floor dysfunction and Venus for core fitness. Our blog furthers the conversation by answering common questions and educating people about these conditions, why they occur and how they can be managed or treated.
We All Know Someone
If you know someone who may be suffering, pass the information along. Think of that co-worker who runs to the bathroom often throughout the day or the friend who squeezes their legs together before a sneeze. Sharing doesn’t have to result in a long conversation or even a conversation at all. You can spread the information simply by sharing this article or any of our blogs with others. Following or engaging with our social posts also helps put the information in front of more people. Eventually, pelvic and core health will become topics we are no longer shy to discuss.
Without a doubt, starting the conversation about pelvic and core health is awkward. But it’s nothing compared to the silent suffering of people experiencing symptoms. Help us help people to help themselves by learning that they are not alone, and simple, effective treatments for core and pelvic dysfunction are readily available.
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