Pelvic floor dysfunction consists of a wide range of problems that arise when the pelvic floor musculature does not function properly.
The muscles in this region must support the various organs located in the pelvic cavity, such as the bladder, prostate, rectum and female reproductive organs. In addition, they are also related to the functioning of the urinary and anal sphincters. Thus, changes in the pelvic musculature can result in urinary and intestinal dysfunctions.
The dysfunction of the pelvic floor originates from an injury to the nerves of the pelvis muscles, which can be caused by certain factors such as: obesity, surgery, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Some individuals are apparently more likely to develop this dysfunction due to hereditary factors or their type of collagen.