How Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Leads to ABL, and What You Can Do About It

Pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to ABL. 
The pelvic floor is made up of muscles that do a number of things. They help hold organs in place. They help control the bladder and bowel. And more. When they do not function properly it can lead to ABL. 

Abnormalities of the pelvic floor muscles and nerves, also called pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to ABL in a number of ways, including:

  • Impairing the ability to sense stool in the rectum. When the body is unable to sense the need to eliminate it means accidents, or too little time to get to the bathroom. This can be both embarrassing and frustrating, and impacts daily life, dignity, confidence and more. 
  • Decreasing muscle function. When the pelvic floor is weakened or damage, the ability to contract muscles used during a bowel movements can be impaired. This means problems with the bowels, constipation, hard stool, and other discomforts that can lead to accidental bowel leakage. 
  • Rectal prolapse. Prolapse is a real problem. Rectal prolapse causes the rectum to drop down through the anus. As a result, the anus muscles stretch and weaken, and the pelvic floor muscles are also stretched. Additionally, it can cause mucus discharge from the prolapsed segment. This weakening and stretching and mucus are all part of ABL. 
  • Rectocele. This can happen to women with the pelvic floor muscles weaken or be damaged, often through labor or childbirth. In this case, the rectocele causes the rectum to protrude through the vagina. 
  • Causing the pelvic floor to become weak and sag,

As you can see ABL is a common side-effect of pelvic floor dysfunction. Millions of Americans suffer from ABL. And for many it is a result of pelvic floor dysfunction, whether it is caused by labor and childbirth, obesity, or something else.

It is sometimes possible to treat this problem, such as with pessary devices, or surgery. Talk to a medical professional to determine your options for treatment, and in the meantime, manage your symptoms.

B-Sure Pads are an excellent way to manage ABL symptoms. The pads are butterfly shaped and fit between the buttocks. They do not require any tape or adhesive and provide great protection for moderate to light incontinence. They are small and discreet. They are easy to dispose of, as they can be flushed in any non-septic bathroom. When seeking management solutions, the B-Sure Absorbent Pads offer affordable, discreet, comfortable, and much more convenient coverage and protection than traditional incontinence products.

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