Over the years prolapse experts have relied on medical devices to correct the anatomical abnormalities found in patients with pelvic floor dysfunctions, health industry journals report. However, because incidences of injuries arising from these technologies have inadvertently climbed to thousands, everybody is really starting to question the present health device industry’s commitment to patient safety. Now, instead of blame-shifting, people may need to focus more on the things they can do to avoid these medical injuries or to prevent the development of this pelvic illness.
Vitamin D is believed to have a positive effect in the prevention of prolapse. This observation was derived from the result of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2005 and 2006. According to the same study, even older women who have at least 30 ng/mL level of vitamin D displayed a stronger pelvic floor and lesser incidences of urinary incontinence. This is because vitamin D helps with the proper absorption of calcium, which is essential in keeping the bones, ligaments, and muscles strong and functioning.
Here are some ways to improve your vitamin D levels:
Regular Sun Exposure. Since vitamin D is synthesized in the skin with the help of sunlight, it is advisable to have 15-20 minutes direct sun exposure a few times each week to meet one’s daily need for vitamin D. However, overexposure may also increase the risk of skin cancer. So, it is important to take your daily dose of vitamin D in the morning.
Food Sources. Dairy products such as milk (non-fat, whole, or vitamin D-fortified), yogurt, cheese, and ice cream are good sources of vitamin D. Moreover, fish such as tuna, sardines, and salmon contain even higher concentrations. Other natural products like beef liver and cod liver oil are also rich in vitamin D.
Nutritional Supplements. There are two forms of vitamin D in supplements. You need to undergo certain blood tests first to determine the level of vitamin D deposited in your body, before your doctor can prescribe you the type and the dosage of vitamin D supplements that you need.
Prolapse, clinical studies say, deliberately develops in women as they age. Although this problem is highly related to the generalized weakening of all parts of the body brought by ageing, it may still be limited or prevented from damaging other vital organs. This is the goal of the manufacturers that designed vaginal mesh. However, unexpected complications caused by its implantation have led thousands to resort to a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.