Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Weight Loss

What does the research tell us about Pelvic Organ Prolapse and the effects of weight loss?

1. Increasing body mass index (BMI) is associated with feeling a bulge

2. Being overweight does increase the risk of worsening prolapse with time

3. Weight loss does not improve bothersome prolapse symptoms

4. Pelvic floor damage already present due to high BMI may be irreversible

5. Weight loss can be associated with reduced worsening of prolapse symptoms

If you think you may have Pelvic Organ Prolapse or need assistance in the treatment or management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse then come and see Bonnie, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Bend + Mend Physiotherapy in Sydney’s CBD.

Bonnie Broomfield

About Bonnie Broomfield

Bonnie graduated in 2013 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy. Born and raised in Sydney, she loves her sport, particularly Netball, and is always keen to try new sports and other outdoor activities - her latest being Golf with her Golf Pro fiancé. Bonnie has a special interest in Women's Health and has completed post graduate courses through the Women's Health Training Associates (WHTA). Bonnie has also progressed her learning and skills with courses in Clinical Pilates, including Matwork, Equipment and Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Titleist Performance Institute Certification Level 1, Sports Level 1 and Dry Needling. She is passionate about helping people get back in control of their own bodies and reach their goals through using both manual therapy techniques and exercise.

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