Pelvic Health through the
Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
Approximately half of the population will be peri or post-menopausal for approximately half their life. You deserve to feel WELL in this season of your life. We can help.
GSM is a collection of signs and symptoms due to estrogen and androgen deficiency affecting the labia majora, labia minora, vulvar vestibule, introitus, clitoris, vagina, urethra and bladder.
THESE SYMPTOMS MIGHT INCLUDE:
urinary frequency, urgency or repetitive UTIs
pain or discomfort with intercourse
pelvic organ prolapse
genital dryness, burning or irritation
Genitourinary atrophic changes increase the likelihood of trauma, pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, recurrent UTIs, bleeding with or after sex, and absence of sexual activity.
Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause affects many women.
Between 54% and 85% of women report some type of GSM symptom.
PELVIC FLOOR SYMPTOMS
The most recent research shows that urinary incontinence is more common in postmenopausal women than diabetes, depression or hypertension. It is the second leading cause of women requiring transfer to long- term care facilities.
only 33% of women seek treatment. Pelvic health physiotherapy produces a positive result in 80% of women with urinary incontinence.
The pelvic floor muscles weaken and the support tissues thin as hormone levels decline. Rates of pelvic organ prolapse increase significantly in post-menopause.
BUT PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN HELP
Individualized exercise plans depending on YOUR pelvic floor are most effective.
We would love to help support your pelvic health through the menopause transition.
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