How can I strengthen my pelvic floor muscles?
The pelvic floor muscles stretch like a hammock between the pubic bone and coccyx and support a woman’s bladder, vagina and rectum. Many things can weaken these muscles such as pregnancy and childbirth, and as we age our bodies naturally loose muscle tone and collagen. The menopause transition also causes a weakening of the pelvic floor due to the fluctuating levels of the hormone oestrogen, which is responsible for collagen production and elasticity. Pelvic floor exercises are important and information about how to do them correctly can be found here.
The innovative Pelvic Floor muscle trainer, Pelviva, offers women a clinically effective and discreet treatment for bladder leakage. It’s a single-use, disposable, tampon-like device that sends pulses to the pelvic floor, causing the muscles to contract and strengthen. Many women have reported results from Pelviva in as little as three weeks! HRT and vaginal oestrogen, as well as vaginal laser treatment, can also be helpful.