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Genital Relaxation

Genital muscle relaxation is a weakening of the supporting muscles and ligaments, it can also be known to indicate prolapse (the dropping down of pelvic organs). It can result in urinary stress incontinence, cystocele (bladder prolapse), or prolapse of the uterus (womb) as well decreased sexual sensation.

Non-surgical treatments of these conditions including pelvic floor exercise can help to improve the muscle structure, stop urinary incontinence and prevent the further worsening of prolapse.

The Kegel8 Ultra Pelvic Toner has specific programmes designed to help with genital relaxation (prolapse) and it offers an easy-to-use, non-surgical form of home treatment for fast results.

Genital Relaxation and Genital Hiatus Size

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An Increase in genital hiatus size or genital hiatus widening due to genital relaxation is basically the sagging of your pelvic floor muscles and supporting ligaments due to ageing, birth, excess weight, smoking and menopause. Genital relaxation can be improved with pelvic floor exercises or kegel exercises aimed at strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. Remember: A Kegel8 Pelvic Toner could really help, so too could the use of a vaginal pessary. Clinical studies show that after just 3 months of pessary use, genital hiatus size decreases significantly. Pessary use results in significant anatomic changes to the genital relaxation in women with pelvic organ prolapse1.

1 Effect of Pessary Use on Genital Hiatus Measurements in Women With Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Jones, Keisha MD; Yang, Linda MD; Lowder, Jerry L. MD; Meyn, Leslie MS; Ellison, Rennique; Zyczynski, Halina M. MD; Moalli, Pamela MD, PhD; Lee, Ted MD

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  • How to do Pelvic Floor Exercise for Genital Relaxation. If your genital hiatus size has increased or widened or 'relaxed' you could be at risk of prolapse.
  • See more information about pessary use