The pelvic floor is one of the most complex structures in the human body. It is comprised of a set of muscles and ligaments that close the abdominal cavity at its base, and is responsible for holding the pelvic organs in position so that everything functions as it should.
Pelvic floor pathology encompasses a series of anatomical and functional alterations that fundamentally affect women. Patients typically visit the clinic for urinary incontinence (UI) and genital prolapse, either separately or in combination.
Pregnancy, childbirth and unhealthy lifestyle habits can weaken the pelvic floor. It is a common problem that significantly impacts quality of life for at least one third of adult women, and the incidence rate increases with age.
At the Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Unit we diagnose functional urological problems associated with the lower urinary tract with the aim of determining the cause and providing the most appropriate treatment, which will be adapted to each patient.