In human anatomy, the perineum is the set of muscles located in the outlet of the pelvis and that includes the genitals and the anus. The relaxation of the perineum, which is quite common after childbirth, requires appropriate care in order to avoid complications. Note that this relaxation can occur at any time of life, affecting both children and adults, although women are particularly exposed to this condition. In all cases, it is useful to proceed to perineal re-education.
After childbirth, it is essential to proceed to a re-education of the pelvic floor muscles, especially if the baby weighs over 3.7 kg and if the diameter of its skull is greater than 35.5 cm. Indeed, these factors can result in trauma and cause lesions to the pelvic floor muscles. When these muscles relax, three types of incontinence can occur, the most common of which is urinary incontinence, that is to say small leaks after sneezing, laughter, jumping or physical exertion. Frequent urination is another form of incontinence and mostly occurs at night. These are major symptoms that must be addressed and the re-education of the affected muscles must be undertaken without delay.
To strengthen the supporting tissue in the perineal area, it is advisable to take daily 5-granule doses of Calcarea fluorica 5 CH over a 3-month period. To treat urinary incontinence caused by the relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles, take 5 granules of Causticum 15 CH until improvement is noticed. This dosage can also be replaced by a single dose of the same remedy, to be taken 3 times a week. If incontinence mainly occurs during the first sleep, take 5 granules of Sepia 5 CH twice a day, in addition to which a 15-CH dose may also be taken once a week.
If the patient’ condition remains unchanged after the administration of the indicated remedies, it is imperative to seek medical attention since this would be an indication that the pelvic floor muscles are still relaxed. Indeed, it is best to consult a gynaecologist as early as possible and in case of severe complications, consultation with a urologist becomes mandatory.
• Calcarea Fluorica
Good to know: Homoeopathy provides several remedies to help persons that are affected by the relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles. These remedies can help to re-educate these muscles and to prevent further inconveniences.