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Prolapse
What is it?
The most common type of prolapse- the forward or downward displacement of part of the body – occurs in a worm’s vagina after childbirth. Weakness of the ligaments supporting the bladder, womb or rectum causes the patient to feel a lump in her vagina – particularly when she coughs or strains. In severe cases the lump protudes through the vaginal opening. In both women and men, slipped disc is a frequently encountered form of prolapse.
Symptoms:
Weakness of the bladder, womb, rectum, vaginal lumps, incontinence.
Conventional Practice:
After childbirth, the risk of a woman develooping a prolapse is increased by obesity. In the postnatal period, it is important to do pelvic floor exercises to stregthen the muscles supporting the bladder, womb and rectum. Doctors sometimes fit temporary plastic ring pessaries to women at risk, ro advise an operation to provide physical support for the bladder, womb and rectum.
Alternative Treatments:
  Acupuncture
  An ancient Chinese therapy, patients are treated by sticking needles into their skin at particular points. These acupuncture points lie along invisible energy channels called meridians. The needles are said to unblock a flow of energy (called Qi) through the meridians. More Info
  Naturopathy
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
   



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