If you think your life can’t change more

You will be surprised, if you think nothing can change your life more than this pandemic. Sherrie Palm in her mid fifties needed couple of weeks till she gathered her courage, went down with a handheld mirror and faced with the reason of her pelvic pain.

What she found was a lump hanging out from her vagina. This changed everything for her.

She thought it was a tumour. She was lucky, it was “only” P.O.P., pelvic organ prolapse. It’s very common, yet we don’t know much about it. We don’t talk about it, because it’s related to the feminine reproductive tract and as such, it’s stigmatised. … I can’t find explanation why…is it shameful? to have a problem there, because we need to be attractive? Or we should not have those body parts at all? Should be an alcoholic waiting for liver transplant less ashamed of the condition than a woman of POP after childbirth?

POP is when one or more pelvic organs shift out of their normal positions, pushing into the walls of the vaginal canal, and eventually bulge outside of the vagina. We really should’ve negotiated with our ancestors about standing up from 4 legs to 2. If all the work made possible by the hands worth the suffer of about 50% of women, who develop a type of POP in their lifetime.

There are 5 types of POP named after the organs that prolapse. It can be the bladder (cystocele), rectum (rectocele), intestines (enterocele), uterus (uterine), and vaginal (vaginal vault), with 4 levels of severity 1 from mild to 4, the most severe.

Nor.1. cause of POP is childbirth; menopause is nor.2. Most of us go through both sooner or later. What menopause brings into this equation is the softened, weakened connective tissue, muscles and ligaments that are supposed to surround and hold the organs up in the pelvic cavity. As long as they are fresh, hard, elastic, the organs are well supported up in their position. Though with ageing everything is unavoidably moving downwards to some degree, we have tools to prevent POP or revert less severe POP conditions. I didn’t expect to look and feel better in my skin at 51 when I was 30. It happened thanks to Endo-Gym:

Strengthen your connective tissue with Endo-Gym

With Endocrine Gym we are not only practicing techniques to energize and reposition pelvic organs but we top up the exercises with selected food choices. This is to assist hormonal processes which will then support the elasticity, strength and freshness of our connective tissue, ligaments and muscles.

Our approach has several aspects. It’s important to correct those frequently practiced movements that can worsen your condition, how you sit down, stand up, how you lift weight, etc. It’s important to avoid doing exercises in certain positions, not pressing your pelvic content through your vagina, especially not with additional weight. We also pay attention on timing the exercise routines in accordance with your cortisol curve, so cortisol dysregulations won’t take up energy from your hormonal processes and steel building blocks from your progesterone, testosterone or oestrogen. It should all come together as one harmonic piece that makes you feel and function better at the end.

Don’t get scared if you feel that your abdominal organs are shifted out of their position and you develop pelvic organ prolapse, POP. If you catch it in an early stage, you can work the organs back in. Sometimes it’s possible in more severe stages as well, but you need to deal with it. Endo-Gym POPin is a movement based complex tool to offer you support throughout this process. Get in touch!

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