Due to a woman’s anatomy, perineal dysfunctions occur more in women than in men and as a result of the lifestyle that we lead, it is common to see younger and younger women with some symptoms of these conditions.
Urinary incontinence (loss of urine) is the most common complaint among these women but they can also show signs of urinary retention (difficulty to urine), fecal incontinence (loss of control over gases or feces), intestinal constipation (difficulty evacuating), pelvic organ prolapse (“fallen bladder”), pelvic pain (pain in the pelvic region) and sexual dysfunction (pain during intercourse, reduced pleasure, difficulty in having an orgasm, etc).
Urogynecological physiotherapy, through perineal rehabilitation, is indicated for both the treatment and prevention of these pathologies. Ideally, as soon as they begin their adult life, women should carry out an assessment of the PERINEUM to be aware of these muscles and, if necessary, start perineal rehabilitation, improving their quality of life, well-being and sexuality.
Perineal dysfunctions are embarrassing and cause women to have a decrease in their personal, social and professional quality of life. Leading, in some cases, to social isolation.