Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Weight Loss

What does the research tell us about Pelvic Organ Prolapse and the effects of weight loss?

1. Increasing body mass index (BMI) is associated with feeling a bulge

2. Being overweight does increase the risk of worsening prolapse with time

3. Weight loss does not improve bothersome prolapse symptoms

4. Pelvic floor damage already present due to high BMI may be irreversible

5. Weight loss can be associated with reduced worsening of prolapse symptoms

If you think you may have Pelvic Organ Prolapse or need assistance in the treatment or management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse then come and see Bonnie, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Bend + Mend Physiotherapy in Sydney’s CBD.

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