Pessaries are recommended for women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Yet, studies show that long-term use can create unwanted symptoms, discomfort, and lower the quality of life (QoL) in women.
Overactive and underactive pelvic floor muscles fail to fully contract and relax. While they both signify weakness in your pelvic floor, each has distinct symptoms and treatment.
While some studies support the practice of Kegels to improve pelvic floor health, this doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, it might worsen some conditions.