Healthcare. It’s a hot topic these days, one discussed and debated across the country from major media outlets and the policy-making halls of Washington DC, to small business and around family kitchen tables. And while we should be taking a deep look at the existing system, and getting real about which methods are best and most affordable as prevention and first line of care (ahem, physical therapy, among them!) at the end of the day, most healthcare providers today genuinely want to find the best solutions for their patients. One of those providers, who supports female pelvic health at countless levels, is Peter L. Rosenblatt, MD, Director of Urogynecology at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge Massachusetts.
Dr. Rosenblatt has provided expert commentary on bladder and bowel health for Share MayFlowers in the past, and is back this year sharing an important study highlighting “Lifetime risk of stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse surgery.” It’s important for women to know that in many cases, there are ways to address issues such as urinary and fecal incontinence, overactive bladder, defecatory dysfunction (difficulty with bowel movements), and pelvic organ prolapse before surgery is necessary. So if you experience any level of these symptoms talk to your provider about your options.