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YOGA FOR RECTAL PROLAPSE
27 Jul

YOGA FOR RECTAL PROLAPSE

What is Rectal Prolapse?

Prolapse means a body part has slipped from its normal position. Rectal prolapse is when the rectum the bottom part of your large intestine drops down towards your anus. While that may sound frightening, it is typically not considered a medical emergency. However, the longer you have the condition, the worse it can get. And living with rectal prolapse can cause embarrassment and impact your quality of life, as well.

You may experience symptoms of rectal prolapse can include Feeling a bulge outside your anus, Seeing a red mass outside your anal opening, Pain in the anus or rectum, Bleeding from the rectum, Leaking blood, poop, or mucus from the anus.


Current Scenario:-

According to the Western statistics, rectal prolapse is more apt to occur in females, with more than 80% of the patients being female. 

The patients with rectal prolapse suffer from not only a prolapsed rectum but also associated dysfunction.

More than 50% of the patients suffer from fecal incontinence.

Source:- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov


Yoga Asanas For Rectal Prolapse:-

1. Mula Bandha:-

? If you performed this exercise correctly, it would improve your pelvic organs in the body. 

? It can incorporate into other poses such as Mountain Pose for enhanced prolapse support. 

? The abdominal activation in this exercise must be gentle.


2. Pranayama:-

? It can be valuable for women with prolapse. 

? Breathing exercises integrated with the function of the pelvic floor, in fact, the pelvic floor moves up and down in coordination with the breath. 

? Some women with pelvic floor dysfunction need to attend to the breath before they can contract and relax their pelvic floor muscles.


3. Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

? It may be a beneficial posture exercise for women with prolapse and pelvic floor dysfunction.

? Posture affects the pelvic floor with slumped posture increasing pressure on the pelvic floor. 

? The pelvic floor and deep core abdominal muscles that support the pelvic organs (and prolapse) work most effectively when using the postural muscles effectively and maintaining a natural slight inward curve in the low back. 

? Mula bandha in Tadasana (Mountain Pose) is an ideal combination of exercises to promote pelvic support.


What food to eat?

? Avoid constipation

? Drink plenty of water and eat fruits

? Vegetables 

? Changes in diet often are enough to improve a prolapse of the lining of the rectum (partial prolapse). 


So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do if you are suffering from rectal prolapse.


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