Home treatment can relieve the discomfort of pelvic organ prolapse. It can also help to keep prolapse from getting worse.
Do Kegel exercises every day to strengthen the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis.
Prevent or correct constipation. The straining caused by constipation increases pressure from the bowel on the vaginal wall and weakens and damages the connective tissue and muscles in the pelvis.
Try gentle exercise. Take a short walk each day. Gradually increase your walking time until you are walking for at least 20 minutes each day.
Make sure you drink enough fluids.
Eat plenty of high-fiber foods such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables every day. Have a bran muffin or bran cereal for breakfast, and try eating a piece of fruit for an afternoon snack. Try to eat about 20 g of fiber every day.
Schedule time each day for a bowel movement-after breakfast, for example. Having a daily routine may help. Take your time.
If you continue to be constipated, try taking processed or synthetic fiber (such as Citrucel, Metamucil, or Perdiem) each day.