Health News Article- Female Triathletes & Pelvic-Floor Disorders

Posted: August 22, 2014

Article Title: Female Triathletes at Risk of Developing Pelvic-Floor Disorders and Menstrual Irregularities

Article Source: http://www.universityherald.com/articles/10605/20140726/female-triathletes-pelvic-pelvic-floor-menstrual-loyola-exercise.htm

Article Review:

This health news article detailed research from the Loyola University Health System regarding heightened risks for female triathletes. From the research, it was found that these female athletes typically suffer from:

  • Pelvic-floor disorders
  • Reduced energy
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Abnormal bone density

In addition, the study found that 1 in every 3 female triathletes developed pelvic floor disorders, which included urinary and bowel incontinence, and pelvic-organ prolapse.

The research suggests that the pelvic floor disorders may be caused in conjunction with female athlete triad disorder. In addition, researchers advocate for appropriate treatments to be administered to these athletes so that long-term health consequences can be avoided.

At Virginia Urology for Women, our team is always following the latest technology and research to ensure that each patient can experience an unparalleled level of care. The results of this study indicate that there might be a connection between pelvic floor disorders and female athletes. In-turn, we can incorporate this information into our practice to ensure that every patient has the opportunity to minimize long-term health risks.

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