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A Natural Solution to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Women

May 04, 2014 10:50PM ● By Dr. Sandra J. Bevacqua

Many women experience the unhealthy situations and conditions of being afraid to laugh or sneeze in public, passing urine after even minor movements, having to avoid sexual intercourse due to pain and discomfort, or having a “fallen” bladder, uterus and/or rectum. Such symptoms appear in those that suffer from urinary or fecal incontinence, urinary urgency, organ prolapse or one of many pelvic or vaginal pain syndromes. Recently these conditions have collectively become grouped under the name pelvic floor dysfunction.

Before, doctors were trained to handle these issues using medication and invasive surgeries. Now, groundbreaking work and research by numerous institutions has resulted in a natural solution for women suffering from these debilitating, life-altering health concerns. It empowers women to learn how to completely recover their pelvic floor and heal themselves from such otherwise progressively worsening conditions through sound education and guided self-therapy in the comfort of their own homes.

Recent estimates are that 50 percent of all adult women have some degree of pelvic floor dysfunction, including more than 25 percent of women ages 18 to 30 and over 74 percent of women over age 65. Some are already aware of their condition and many believe they need to live with it or have surgery. Others have already had multiple surgeries to repeatedly correct the same problem, often finding themselves a year or so later in much worse shape than they were before the latest surgery. Here are some more compelling trends:

*According to the National Association for Continence, an estimated 33 million people in the United States have bladder control problems, and it is nearly twice as common in women as men

* The prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in elderly women is estimated to range from 35 to 45 percent.

* UH Urology Institute Female Pelvic Medicine & Surgery Center states that 50 percent of women who have had children develop at least one pelvic organ prolapse

*In the U.S., 11 to 19 percent of women will undergo surgery for POP or urinary incontinence by age 80 to 85, and 30 percent of them will require an additional surgery to correct the problem  according to Amy E. Rosenman, MD, a clinical professor and national lecturer of the UCLA School of Medicine in Santa Monica, CA.

* 30 to 50 percent of sufferers of incontinence and 78 percent of those with organ prolapse never seek treatment.

*The percentage of individuals suffering with abdominal pain or sexual dysfunction that are not receiving treatment is unknown.

Related research has determined that much of the initial damage that eventually causes these issues occur at young ages through sports injuries or other falls, sexual traumas or unrelated surgeries. These types of events appear predispose women to one or more of the many forms of pelvic floor dysfunction. The dysfunction may show up immediately after injury but usually emerges much later in life, often after childbirth, hysterectomy or other pelvic trauma has occurred.

Most women, especially the youngest, don’t know they are in danger yet because they’ve never been taught the early warning signs of pelvic floor dysfunction. For a free download of the 20 Early Warning Signs of Pelvic Floor Disorders, visit

The new Pelvic Health Transformation Program offers an innovative approach that completely addresses pelvic health including the pelvic floor organs, muscles, ligaments and supporting bones that make up the pelvic bowl. Once these tissues have been relaxed, repaired and integrated, this gentle protocol calls for rebuilding the entire pelvic bowl. The process addresses the proper functioning of all the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments as well as the realignment and lifting of the pelvic organs while also attending to the essential subtle energies of the various types of tissues involved. Towards the second half of participating in the program in a way tailored to their specific needs, most women experience extended benefits of their recovery to other areas of their body as well.

UT health University Medical Center has reported that “Eighty to 90 percent of pelvic floor dysfunction cases can be treated successfully without medication or surgery.”  Presently, Dr. Sandra J. Bevaqua finds a recovery rate of 94 percent in the in the women who are using the Pelvic Health Transformation Program.

For more information, to find out if you are at risk and to obtain a free download about the Pelvic Health Transformation Program, visit Or call Dr. Sandy Bevacqua at 520-743-0575.