Home treatment can relieve the
pelvic organ prolapse. It can also help to keep
prolapse from getting worse.
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
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.