Living With Prolapse

Updated: May 13, 2021

Man and woman living with prolapse
Both men and women are susceptible to prolapse

Since the Mesh Surgery Scandal (the most popular operation for prolapse) more and more women and men are looking into the management of pelvic organ prolapse and how to fix their prolapse without surgery.

Many grow to understand that managing and living with prolapse is not a death sentence, irrespective of how utterly devastating the initial diagnosis is. Rather they are looking at alternatives to getting a stronger pelvic floor and more importantly preventing further prolapse.

Even if you opt for surgery, it is important to note that surgery cannot repair your pelvic floor muscles.

You will need to perform pelvic floor exercises after you recover from your surgery, to prevent the rectal prolapse from recurring and to support any synthetic or biological mesh from stretching.

Learn more about prolpase in women and rectal prolapse in men.

5 things you can do right now for your prolapse:

  1. Check your eating habits – straining to go to the loo is a big pelvic floor no-no. If you find you suffer with constipation, check your eating habits and increase your intake of fibrous foods.

  2. Watch your weight – if you're carrying a few extra pounds then so is your pelvic floor. Losing just 10% of your body weight can result in a 50% increase in pelvic floor strength

  3. Treat chronic diarrhoea – If you have a persistent stomach bug and / or you’re constantly passing loose stools, seek medical help to resolve the problem, as this will cause further irritation for your prolapse especially, if it is in the area of your rectum.

  4. Take Vitamin D vitamin D deficiency has been proven to cause muscle weakness. Supplementing with a good quality vitamin D can improve the effectiveness of your pelvic floor exercise

  5. Kegel8 electronic toner for women and exerciser for men – make Kegel8 your pelvic floor exercise routine and in just 12 weeks you will know what a strong, healthy pelvic floor feels like.

Exercises to avoid with prolapse

You understand the importance of weight control, and you want to be active without concerns about are some exercises to avoid with prolapse.

These include high intensity exercise such as:

  • Running,

  • Squats

  • Sit ups even when using an exercise ball,

  • Double leg raises also avoid doing these using an exercise ball

  • Weight lifting including kettle bells and any other kinds of weights

  • The plank as well as some Pilates push-ups

Don't get carried away with 'Body Pump', 'Cross Fit' and other high intensity classes, these gym and exercise classes can lure you out of your comfort zone and encourage you to put too much pressure on an already weak pelvic floor - you could worsen an existing prolapse or even cause another.

However, you need to take care of your pelvic floor - not wrap it up in cotton wool and consign yourself to a life of inactivity.

Hence you can and should continue to exercise however, it is vital that you must not overload your pelvic floor.

To avoid this:

  • Modify any exercise to prevent overloading your pelvic floor muscles.

  • Reduce the repetitions

  • Make sure you breathe out when you exert pressure on your pelvic floor

  • Avoid any exercise that creates too much downward pressure on your pelvic floor.

  • Use an electronic pelvic toner/exerciser like the Kegel8 Ultra 20 for women and the Kegel8 V For Men

Prolapse exercises that help

Strengthening your pelvic floor is vital to the management of your pelvic organ prolapse and that's where Kegel8 Ultra 20 for women comes in - with specially designed programmes to help take the pressure of prolapse off your pelvic floor muscles this electronic is perfect for pelvic floor exercises for prolapse.

Hopefully you've heard the Kegel8 Mantra - 'Give us 12 weeks' - we urge you to give us 12 weeks of pelvic floor exercise with Kegel8 and we will give you a substantially stronger pelvic floor. You will be amazed at the results and the improvement you will feel.

As well as exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor using a Kegel8 pelvic toner you will also benefit from exercise that is pelvic floor safe, this means that the exercise you do to strengthen your pelvic floor will not overload it and not put you in danger of further prolapse damage.

See below how other women just like you have managed their prolapse with Kegel8

It's never too late to manage and, in many cases, even repair prolapse.

At Kegel8 we help women every day to overcome the misery that is their prolapse with the Ultra 20. What these Kegel8 users have to say could be invaluable to you; these are real women who have suffered the real effects of prolapse – physically and emotionally – and have now taken back their lives by gaining back control.

Get your Ultra 20 at now!

Guys don't feel left out, as the Kegel8 V for Men can help you strengthen your pelvic floor and assist with the symptoms experienced when suffering from rectal prolapse.

With 50% of people performing kegels incorrectly, especially when doing them at home without the guidance from a specialist (physiotherapist that specializes in men's health), Kegel8 V For Men gives you the peace of mind that your kegels will be effective and your pelvic floor will be strengthened even when doing them at home, alone.

While you relax, at the push of a button, the neuromuscular electrical stimulation does all the work for you in one easy session per day.

Get an effective pelvic floor workout with the Kegel8 V For Men now available at


Original article: Kegel8 Website

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