Normal pelvic floor – sick pelvic floor:
The pelvic floor refers to various muscles and tissues that limit the abdominal cavity downwards. This keeps the pelvic organs (urinary bladder, vagina, uterus, rectum) in their correct position. The urethra, vagina and rectum leave the abdominal cavity through openings in the pelvic floor. These openings can be weakened and overstretched in the course of life through heavy physical work, chronic smoker’s cough, pregnancy and childbirth, or nerve damage (e.g. through diabetes). As a result, disturbances occur in the hold function. This results in involuntary leakage of urine or stool or the urinary bladder, uterus, vagina or intestine sink. This can seriously affect the quality of life.