Pelvic Organ Prolapse The Silent Epidemic by Sherrie J Palm
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common female health issue and all women should ensure that they are familiar with it in the interest of their own health.
The number of women experiencing pelvic organ prolapse (POP) reaches epidemic proportions with great negative implications not only on the lives and health of the women sufferers, but on their families and the entire society. Prolapse is not confined to any one geographical area or to anyone country. It is a truly global issue and women all over the world are equally affected by it.
Pelvic organ prolapse – or POP as it is frequently referred to – has devastating effects on health and lives of the women sufferers. The women suffer physically, sexually, emotionally, psychologically, financially, socially and can even become prematurely housebound. The impact on the women concerned and their families can be significant and should not be forgotten.
Learn about Pelvic Organ Prolapse and protect yourself by education and awareness!
Background to Pelvic Organ Prolapse the Silent Epidemic by Sherrie J Palm
Alongside other pelvic floor related issues, namely all types of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse is also a taboo that is not frequently spoken of, discussed or openly admitted. Women regard it to be an embarrassing problem with an attached stigma. Consequently, many women suffer in silence and to their own peril, delay seeking of early professional advice.
Sherrie Palm writes openly and honestly about her own experiences of prolapse, aiming to increase awareness of this common condition from its cause, risk factors and symptoms to treatment options and potential complications. Sherrie gives an easy to understand advice on how to recognise the symptoms of prolapse, how to cope with its impact on health and ifestyle and how to find acceptable solutions.
Pelvic organ prolapse has many causes and its symptoms can be easily mistaken for other health conditions. Childbirth and menopause are the 2 leading causes of the prolapse, but factors such as genetics, lifestyle, type of physical work performed and having to undergo hysterectomy also play very important roles. There are several types of pelvic organ prolapse. Sometimes a woman develops a single organ prolapse, but frequently, multiple pelvic and abdominal organs prolapse together.
You can have a prolapsed womb (uterine prolapse), prolapsed bladder (cystocele), prolapsed bowel (enterocele), rectum (rectocele) as a single organ prolapse or in combination at once. If you had your uterus removed (hysterectomy), you can develop a vaginal vault prolapse that occurs in circa 15% of women after hysterectomy.
If you suspect that you have symptoms of prolapse or if you experience symptoms, such as pelvic or back pain, vaginal or rectal discomfort or pressure, urinary or faecal incontinence, prolonged constipation or pain or lack of sensation during sexual activities, you should consult your doctor for diagnosis, advice or further specialist referal, as appropriate.
Please bear in mind that it is possible not to experience easily recognisable symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse or not to observe any symptoms at all for a long time. In some women, pelvic floor dysfunction and prolapse develop silently and gradually and can be unnoticed for a considerable time. Hence, paying attention to your body and recognising what is normal and what is out of norm, is the key to early awareness, diagnosis and treatment. As with all health problems, time is of essence! Your problem will not go away and it is more than likely that with time you will experience worsening of your symptoms with growing negative impact on your life. The faster you recognise your symptoms and seek professional help, the lesser upheaval you will have to endure.
Sherrie Palm’s book gives you comprehensive prolapse information presented in an interesting and easy to understand format. It encourages you to take positive action and assists you in your quest to combat negative effects of pelvic floor dysfunction on your health and lifestyle. Sherrie Palm gives you the courage to confront your prolapse problem without shame or feeling of intimidation and helplessness. Sherrie gives you the strength and the knowledge to look for correct solutions and reclaim your life!
Pelvic Organ Prolapse The Silent Epidemic – Table of contents
- Foreword by Dr Debra Muth, ND, BS, MS, WHNP, Diplomate of Anti-Aging Regenerative Medicine
- Introduction: Knowledge is Always the Key
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse, The Basics
- The Cause of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- When to Seek Medical Treatment
- Medical Evaluation, What to Expect
- Treatment Options
- The Pessary
- Surgical Options
- What to Ask your Doctor Prior to Surgery
- What to Expect with POP Surgery
- What to Have on Hand Prior to Surgery
- My Personal Experience
- Preventing Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- The Path to Awareness
- Resources and References
Hardcover book in English with 148 pages
Read Sherrie Palm's informative book today and safeguard yourself from anguish of prolapse by awareness, knowledge and positive action.
Sherrie Palm’s book on Pelvic Organ Prolapse is packed full of invaluable information for women of all ages and especially for women suffering with pelvic floor dysfunction or prolapse, helping them to understand this common pelvic floor condition and take positive action to help themselves. The best way to live and cope with any medical condition is awareness and knowledge. Sherrie Palm’s Pelvic Organ Prolapse The Silent Epidemic throws a new perspective on prolapse, its causes and symptoms, available treatment options, potential complications and relapses as well as how to prevent developing the prolapse.
Readers of Sherrie Palm’s Pelvic Organ Prolapse book gain an understanding of prolapse, a pelvic floor dysfunction related condition. The book helps women with prolapse to understand relevant issues and to make informed decisions about suitable or acceptable treatments in view of their personal situations and long term expectations. The author also discusses how to prevent prolapse or minimise its devastating effects on life and health.
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