Prolapse of Uterine / Vagina – Muscles, ligaments, and other structures hold the uterus in the pelvis. If these muscles and structures are weak, the uterus drops into the vaginal canal . This is called prolapse. This condition is more common in women who have had one or more vaginal births. Urinary incontinence, Inability to conceive and reduced sexual pleasure are the most common side effects of Prolapse of Uterine / Vagina.
Ayurveda sees the proble Vata aggravation, with air being locked in the tissues. Displacement of uterus has been defined in ayurveda as a part of Yoni vyapad in which
• Mahayoni : third degree prolapsed of uterus
• Prasrmsini : excessive vaginal discharge with second degree prolapsed
• Phalini : excessive laxity of anterior and posterior vaginal wall
Causes of Prolapse of Uterine / Vagina
- Normal aging.
2. Lack of estrogen after menopause.
3. Chronic cough and obesity.
4. Long-term constipation.
5. Tight clothing especially tight corsets.
6. Prolonged delivery-pain.
7. Delivery by inexpert people.
8. Lack of proper rest and diet in post-natal periods.
9. Repeated deliveries and manual work.
10. Deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals that are required to tone the muscles.
11. Surgical injuries can also lead to this disorder.
Symptoms of Prolapse of Uterine / Vagina
- Feeling like you are sitting on a small ball.
2. Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.
3. Frequent urination or a sudden urge to empty the bladder.
4. Low backache Abdominal pain.
5. A feeling of heaviness, pressure or something sticking in the pelvic area.
6. Repeated bladder infections.
7. Vaginal bleeding.
8. Increased vaginal discharge.
9. Feeling of something projecting or something about to fall out of the vagina.
10. Heaviness or Costiveness in the bowels.
11. Heavy menses.
12. Increase in the frequency of urination.
13. Burning sensation due to infection.
14. Fatigue, Weariness, irritability and depression as allied symptoms.
15. Pain in intercourse.
Tips and Diet
- Proper management and timely intervention during delivery
2. Good postnatal care with proper rest
3. The bowel should be cleansed daily with a warm water
4. Avoid strenuous exercise, chronic cough, constipation
5. Perform household chores in a sitting position.
6. Do regular exercises to maintain the tone of pelvic muscles
7. After meals, lie down with a pillow under your buttock.
8. Keep a watch on body weight. Obese women are more likely to witness uterine prolapsed
9. Avoid lifting heavy weights as it puts undue pressure on the abdomen.
10. Don’t smoke. Smoking tends to aggravate symptoms of prolapse
11. Rest is vital for allowing time to the muscles to relax and tone up. Rest is a vital element of natural cure for uterine prolapse.
12. A fortnight of complete bed rest provides relief from allied symptoms of uterine prolapse.
13. Full nutritious diet should be taken
14. Avoid foods which aggravate Vata.
15. Some yogic practices as Ashwani Mudra and Kumbhak Pranayama (Retention), as well as the Shoulder Stand will help you great.