Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Unmasking the Veiled Epidemic
The Life Care Solutions Group discusses issues related to the medical condition that affects more women than most people realize. "
09/27/2013 // TWM // The Life Care Solutions Group
Raising awareness about pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is steadily becoming an important mission for many health professionals. A condition that some deem a hidden epidemic, POP affects up to an estimated 80 percent of women at some point in their lifetime; however, many are in the dark about its existence.
This condition has garnered more time in the spotlight recently due to reports about the overwhelming number of women who have been injured by transvaginal mesh implants, which were commonly used to correct pelvic organ prolapse prior to a widespread warning about these medical devices.
Dealing with pelvic organ prolapse can negatively affect women physically, emotionally, and financially. Although it is not deemed a life-threatening condition, it can be very painful for patients and take an emotional toll due to feelings of inadequacy brought on by symptoms such as painful sexual intercourse, urinary incontinence, and other health complications.
Some women’s health advocates are speaking out about the importance of raising awareness about conditions like pelvic organ prolapse so more women can be equipped with knowledge on how to deal with it if they are faced with the problem.
Christine Kent, author of Saving the Whole Woman, Natural alternatives to surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence recently stated about the issue, “It’s time that pelvic organ prolapse came out of the closet. For a condition that affects up to 80% of the female population, it is astonishing that the condition is virtually unknown by women until they become symptomatic.”
The Life Care Solutions Group is a resource available to help women who have questions about treating pelvic organ prolapse or complications related to having transvaginal mesh surgery. Those who contact the group directly can obtain a free assessment of one’s medical and legal options.
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