In today's world, where people exercise less than ever before in history, incontinence has become an epidemic. As our population enjoys older age and better health, parts of our bodies suffer from effects largely unknown in previous times.
Incontinence affects women of all ages, and in severe cases can disrupt and sometimes ruin our lifestyle. Pads and pills can add an unnecessary toll on household budgets.
There is a cure for incontinence. In Home & Dry, recent discoveries in the field of Pelvic Floor health are shown and come to the rescue. This easy-to-understand book is written for sufferers and for the first time, explains what causes incontinence, how to prevent it in the future, and what recent cures — usually non-medical and at no cost — are available for most sufferers.
This is a unique book. It is totally different from the many incontinence books on the bookshelves. It is based on a remarkable discovery in 1990, known as the Integral Theory. This Theory, for the first time in history, explained how the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis co-ordinate for the normal function of bladder and bowel and how when the ligaments are weak, the whole system is thrown out of balance to cause prolapse, incontinence emptying problems and chronic pain.
Dr. Skilling’s aim is to empower women by sharing this discovery. She uses easily understood diagrams to explain how their bladder and bowel work, how and why prolapse, chronic pain, bowel, and bladder symptoms occur and how to improve and cure these problems. Also for the first time, Dr. Skilling shares the special pelvic exercises she developed which have scientifically proven to improve bladder bowel and pain symptoms by up to 50% in the majority of premenopausal women. And what if the exercises don’t work? Again, Dr. Skilling through actual patient stories shows how most older women can be helped by new surgical methods which create new collagen to repair the damaged ligaments. Through these stories, women will be able to find how conditions similar to their own can be potentially cured either by doing her special exercises or if all else fails, by minimally invasive surgery which can be done either as a day or overnight stay procedure. Alternative treatments are explained, with pros and cons, why hysterectomy should be avoided. Explanations of causation, pregnancy, old age, are discussed. Nor are children and adult males neglected. Special sections in the book deal with these problems also.