There are 4,932 Symptoms that Affect Women Uniquely

3 Things Doctor’s don’t tell you about your pelvic floor. Plus 1 Bonus Tip

Think about this for a moment. There are over 4,900 physical and mental health symptoms unique to women. This is crazy. Even crazier is the lack of options from the modern health care system to treat these symptoms.

Actually, crazy may not be the right word here, I think the words disturbing and unacceptable are much more fitting.

To give you an idea of some of the symptoms that often get overlooked and dismissed, we prepared this small summary. You may have one or more of these symptoms, so you understand first-hand how few medical resources exist to help you.

  • Abnormal bleeding and spotting
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune conditions (i.e. Hashimoto’s, Chron’s, MS, IBS)
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Brain Fog
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dizzi­ness
  • Endometriosis
  • Fatigue
  • Fibroids
  • Fre­quent mis­car­riages
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hair loss
  • Heart pal­pi­ta­tions
  • Heaviness & bulging
  • Hot flash­es
  • Inability to orgasm
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low libido
  • Mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Overactive pelvic floor
  • Pain during or after sex
  • Pain dur­ing preg­nan­cy
  • Painful urination
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature Menopause
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Prolapse
  • Stomach pain
  • Unintentional weight changes
  • Urinary urgency
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Vomiting
  • Water retention
  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss

With the sheer number of possible symptoms that can affect women and women alone, it’s not surprising to learn that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) reported that it is 10 times more complex to treat a woman than a man.

Why are these symptoms overlooked & ignored?

It’s hard to answer this without making some of you upset. The disappointing and heartwrenching truth is that the modern healthcare system has built-in gender biases.

Here’s a statistic to back up this claim: 

The American Chronic Pain Association conducted an online survey with over 2,400 women who had various chronic pain conditions. Shockingly, 91% felt that the healthcare system let them down due to gender discrimination.

And 50% of these women were told by doctors that their symptoms “were all in their head”. How many times have you heard those words…from your doctor, or perhaps someone close to you?

Many of our students tell us that they felt something wrong or off in their bodies, but were told by doctors or hospital workers, “not to worry, it’s normal,” or “that happens to all women.”

Gender biases in the healthcare system

vector image of a women squatting down with one leg up and her head down

The biggest piece of evidence to support gender biases in medicine is the way western medicine failed to recognize the biological differences between men and women. This went on for countless years and therefore resulted in thousands of health-related problems for you and me, and women all around the world.

Secondly, medical research has historically excluded women from clinical trials. Why? 

Well, men were worried that the results of such trials would yield “complicated results” since a woman’s hormonal system varies throughout her menstrual cycle.

In short, neglecting to acknowledge women as biologically different then men and excluding women from scientific studies have made it difficult for Western Medicine to effectively treat a woman.

With these bits of information, it’s easy to see why a woman’s condition often goes misdiagnosed, underdiagnosed, or ignored altogether (like the list of symptoms we shared above).

Have no fear, the new science is here

Over the last few decades, women have been included (finally!) in a number of clinical trials. Although it’s much later than we would have liked, the growing amount of evidence is starting to increase Western Medicine’s knowledge of women’s health.

When we look at pelvic floor health, in particular, we’ve found several scientific studies that support all our programs (and the methods within our programs) that are offered in our No Kegels System.

Furthermore, the studies point out the main cause or root cause of pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr. Anna Crowle, Physiotherapist and Researcher, says the “new science clearly shows that pelvic floor dysfunctions such as prolapse can be traced back to myofascial tension.”

Another way to say myofascial tension is frozen & scarred fascia. Although fascia is found throughout your entire body, from head to toe, we’re talking about the fascia in your pelvic floor. 

What is fascia exactly?

It’s the connective tissue that holds your organs in place, like a web if you will.

When there’s scarring of your pelvic fascia, it will create a pull in your pelvic organs or inhibit the signals from your brain to reach your pelvic area.

When your organs are “falling” or when the communication between your fascia and brain is affected, symptoms such as bulging, heaviness, incontinence, prolapse, and others can occur. 

Kegels do nothing to heal this scarring.

This is why Kegels don’t work for most women, and in many cases, these exercises make women’s pelvic floor issues worse.

Address the root cause & feel better 

What does the term ‘root cause’ mean exactly? To explain this go ahead and imagine a tree for a minute.

Focus your intention on the roots of that tree. A tree’s roots not only anchor the tree into the ground, but they are how the tree receives nutrients, which in turn keep that tree healthy and alive. If the roots become weak or unhealthy over time, the tree fails to thrive and can grow sick.

This is how humans work too.

While we don’t have literal roots, our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies have “roots”. These roots provide our foundation, which all need nourishment and specific and targeted attention for us to be truly healthy.

This principle is the basis of holistic medicine and it’s the basis of our No Kegels System too.

Our system contains programs that address the root causes of pelvic floor dysfunction, which include scarred fascia (like we talked about earlier), nervous system dysregulation, and mind over medicine. And within these programs are 50+ methods to assist you with healing. 

Learn more about how the No Kegels System works and get started today.

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