Menopause is a normal part of aging. However there are a number of ‘symptoms’ that can be problematic to women. Knowing what to do is important to ensure a healthy active ageing.
By Physio Danae
The average Australian woman goes through menopause around 51 years of age, but research tells us that symptoms can creep in five to ten years prior. This period is referred to as peri-menopause and can present differently from woman to woman. We’ve all come to expect the hot flushes and night sweats during menopause, but what about the rushing to the toilet? The constipation and uncomfortable bloating? Maybe even those instances of leakage when we couldn’t control?
Let’s take a moment to focus on our bladder habits! Here at Vital Core we want to help educate you about all of your body so you can enjoy life and not have problems getting in the way. Just as you may fall and hurt your knee on the netball court and come into see a physio here at Vital Core, we want you to be aware that if you’re not able to hold your wee with a cough or a sneeze or laugh it’s time to come into see one of our trained Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists to address this issue. As stress urinary incontinence is common it is by no means normal.
At Vital Core Physiotherapy we are passionate about looking after mums during and after their pregnancies. Therefore it’s no surprise that one of the most common conditions we treat is Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP).
There are so many different stages of a woman’s life and each provides it’s own unique physical challenges. A physiotherapist who is expert in these stages can make the world of difference.
Incontinence is more common than many health issues we regularly seek professional assistance for. However it is not normal. Most importantly in the vast majority of cases it is treatable without surgery.
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