Exercise is pretty universally accepted as a good thing. You may love it, you may hate it, or you may fall somewhere in between, but no one argues that exercise is something we should do.
But could it be possible that certain types or amounts of physical activity are actually putting our bodies at risk for urinary incontinence or other pelvic floor disorders? Two recent studies presented by separate groups of researchers last month at the joint scientific meeting of The International Urogynecological Association and The American Urogynecologic Society would seem to suggest this is the case. (And before any of the exercise-haters take that as carte blanche to hang up the sneakers and yoga mats, let me sum up).
Extra precautions with regard to strenuous activity may be warranted in teen girls.
In this study, investigators surveyed middle-aged women about their overall lifetime physical activity to determine how this may be related to lifetime ...
Definition Pelvic laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that examines and treats pelvic organs through a small surgical viewing instrument (laparoscope) inserted into the abdomen at the navel. Alternative Names Celioscopy; Band-aid surgery; Pelviscopy; Gynecologic laparoscopy; Exploratory laparoscopy - gynecologic Description While you are deep asleep and pain-free under general anesthesia , the doctor makes a half-inch surgical cut in the skin below the belly button. Carbon dioxide gas is pumped into the abdomen to help the doctor see the organs more easily. The laparoscope, an instrument that looks like a small telescope with a light and a video camera, is inserted so the doctor can view the area. Other instruments may be inserted through other small cuts in the lower abdomen. While watching a video monitor, the doctor is able to: Get tissue samples ( biopsy ) Look around and diagnose the cause of any symptoms Remove scar tissue or other abnormal tissue, such as from endometriosis Repair or remove ...
Resources www.niams.nih.gov -- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases www.aaos.org -- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons www.arthritis.org -- Arthritis Foundation www.spine.org -- North American Spine Society www.apta.org -- American Physical Therapy Association www.ampainsoc.org -- American Pain Society www.theacpa.org -- American Chronic Pain Association www.iasp-pain.org -- International Association for the Study of Pain
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