The menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life that usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. During this time, the production of the female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone decreases, which can lead to various physical and psychological changes. One of the most common consequences is pelvic floor problems.
Causes of possible pelvic floor problems during the menopause
1. Hormonal changes: The lack of oestrogen during the menopause leads to a weakening of the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that support the pelvic floor.
2. Ageing process: muscle strength generally decreases with age, which also affects the pelvic floor.
3. Lifestyle factors: Obesity, lack of exercise, chronic coughing (e.g. due to smoking), and frequent heavy lifting can put additional strain on the pelvic floor.
4. Childbirth: Women who have given birth vaginally can experience a weakening of the pelvic floor, which becomes more noticeable during the menopause.
Symptoms and diagnosis
Typical symptoms include incontinence, pelvic pain, back pain and sexual dysfunction. In addition to the medical history, physical examinations and, if necessary, imaging procedures are used for diagnosis.
PelviPower as a training approach
PelviPower chair is an innovative training device that trains the pelvic floor and the surrounding muscles to strengthen and rehabilitate the pelvic floor. This training is based on the application of a magnetic field that triggers targeted muscle contractions in the pelvic floor area. As a result, muscle strength can be increased effectively and without physical exertion.
Benefits of PelviPower training
1. Non-invasive and pain-free: The training is a gentle method with no side effects.
2. Efficiency: Studies show that magnetic stimulation is an effective method for strengthening the pelvic floor.
3. Time-saving: The training only takes between 15 and 22 minutes per session.
Pelvic floor problems during the menopause are a common and stressful phenomenon. However, through a combination of lifestyle changes and targeted training, such as PelviPower training, affected women can improve their quality of life.