Every day, men and women are diagnosed with health problems that they may have heard of but that they know little about. Every day, countless people search for answers to deal with these health problems. Fortunately, health information is much more accessible in today’s cyber world than it was years ago. Supporting structures for an abundance of diseases and syndromes are the norm; Healthcare specialists help us refine our treatment options. Unfortunately, for women with pelvic organ prolapse, the symptoms that create a scenario of embarrassment and discomfort are suitable for a hidden world of suffering that often lasts for years as this condition progresses and affects women under this condition. all angles, physical, social, sexual, emotional and financial.
When I was diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse for the first time, I had never heard of it. I had never heard of urogynecologists, doctors who specialized in this disease. I had never heard of a pessary, a commonly used treatment device for POP. As a woman who had spent most of her life researching and proactively dealing with health issues, I was shocked when I was diagnosed with an illness has been. not familiar to me. I was frustrated I was pissed off. As soon as I got back from this initial diagnosis, I started doing what I do best: doing research. While researching, I kept coming across the same sentence. it’s so common, it’s so common, it’s so common. If pelvic organ prolapse is so common, why have I never heard of it after years of researching health problems? I knew right away that I had to write a book about pelvic organ prolapse so that other women in my place had access to all the information they needed to understand the causes, symptoms, and treatment options available. for POP.
Pelvic organ prolapse is an extremely common female health problem that affects half of women over 50. Many young women in their twenties, thirties, and forties also have POPs. Symptoms such as urinary incontinence, stool incontinence, urine retention, abdominal pain, back pain, vaginal or rectal pressure, constipation and painful intercourse are aspects of POP that women experience frequently. Because many of the symptoms of POP are too embarrassing to reveal to anyone, women suffer silently as the disease progresses. All the time I hear stories from women who seem so familiar to me. Women with fear, panic, anxiety and physical pain in their voices. Many women worry about their relationship with their husbands and fear that the symptoms of POP affect this relationship. Women are often too embarrassed to leave home or attend a social gathering because they fear that POP problems in public places could create an embarrassing situation for them. We have to take the pelvic organ prolapse out of the closet; Women need to know that there are others with the same symptoms, initiate a dialogue and create a comfort zone so that women can communicate these symptoms to their doctor to get access to treatment and enable them to connect with their husbands or other loved ones what is going on in her body.
I was lucky enough to be able to speak to many women from POP last year. I am amazed every day how few women know about pelvic organ prolapse and how often women who have heard of POP are not informed. Much remains to be done to create a realistic awareness-raising bag. POP is not an American women’s health problem, but a global women’s health problem. Although statistics show that this condition is more common in the 50+ age category, I speak to too many women in their twenties, thirties, and forties to believe that this is a problem. Health that only affects mature women. We need to shift the awareness curve so that ALL women at a much younger age are familiar with the symptoms of POP. This increases detection of pelvic organ prolapse and women who recognize the signs may be looking for earlier and less aggressive treatment.