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How Can Women Deal with Pelvic Disorders?

According to the NIH, recent research suggests that more than 28 million women in the United States have a PFD (Pelvic Floor Disorder), which occurs when the pelvic muscles and connective tissue weaken or are injured.1
The term “pelvic floor” refers to the group of muscles and dense tissues that form a sling or hammock across the pelvis. These muscles hold the pelvic organs, such as the uterus, bladder, or bowel, in place to promote correct function and pelvic comfort. Common PFDs include urinary or fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. 
Although the effects can be difficult to manage there are a combination of alternatives that help women deal with pelvic disorders:  surgical, non-surgical or combined treatments can help alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms of pelvic disorders.  
The Howell Foundation is honored to have Dr. Emily Lucacz present "The Unmentionables: What Every Woman Should Know About Pelvic Health".In this highly informative presentation, Dr. Lukacz wil…