Newly expanded program at Rush offers relief from pelvic floor problems

Trouble with urine or bowel control, bladder pain, recurring urinary tract infections, constipation and other sexual function issues frequently can be traced to a dysfunctional pelvic floor — the layer of muscles that support the bladder and bowel in men, and bladder, bowel and vagina in women.

Twenty-five to 30 percent of adults between the ages of 25 and 55 have a weak pelvic floor. Unfortunately, the symptoms often go under-reported and undiagnosed.

Different studies rate the prevalence of incontinence in women alone as between 15 percent up to 50 percent.

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