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Below the Belt: Everything You Need to Know about Your Pelvic Floor

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Why do you need to know about your pelvic floor health?
Air Date: 11/9/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Missy Lavender, Founder & Executive Director of the Women’s Health Foundation
Missy Lavender Missy Lavender is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Health Foundation. Missy is a national speaker on pelvic health and has been featured in numerous press outlets, print, radio, and television, recently featured as one of Chicago's top 100 "Women of Inspiration," in Today's Chicago Woman Magazine.

She is the author of two books, You Go Girl...But Only When You Want To! and You Go Girl...But Only When You Want To! Senior Edition and her forthcoming book, Below Your Belt: A Girl's Guide To Pelvic Health. A mother of two, Ms. Lavender holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Below the Belt: Everything You Need to Know about Your Pelvic Floor
According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly a quarter of U.S. women are affected by pelvic floor disorders, a cluster of health problems that causes physical discomfort and limits activity.

A research team at the University of Utah School of Medicine submitted questions on pelvic floor disorders for inclusion in the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Overall, about 24 percent of women had moderate to severe symptoms of at least one pelvic floor disorder. About 16 percent experienced urinary incontinence, nine percent fecal incontinence and three percent pelvic organ prolapse.

Why do you need to know about your pelvic floor health?

Listen in as the Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Health Foundation, Missy Lavender, shares the importance of knowing about your pelvic health.
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