The pelvic inflammatory disease, commonly called PID and also known as salpingitis, is an infection of the female internal reproductive organs, and its damaging effects on the Fallopian tubes can lead to infertility. There are many ways to prevent a pelvic inflammatory disease and, if you are already suffering from it, to increase the effectiveness of the treatment that is prescribed by the doctor.
Pelvic inflammatory disease causes
The pelvic inflammatory disease may include the cervix, uterus walls, Fallopian tubes, ovaries or the tissue surrounding the uterus, bladder and bowel. Many types of bacteria can cause the disease, such as chlamydia and gonococci. It can occur after sexual contact with an infected partner or, less commonly, after a birth, curettage or an abortion. Women who use IUDs show an above-average risk, like young and sexually active women, especially those with multiple partners. Sometimes the cause of the pelvic inflammatory disease is not detectable. Without proper treatment, the infection can cause pain and repeated blockage of the Fallopian tubes – favoring an increased potential of infertility, ectopic pregnancy or premature birth.
Pelvic inflammatory disease symptoms
Infected areas are sometimes sensitive and inflamed, but the symptoms may be absent, may be irrelevant or vague. You can experience menstrual pain, an abundant or irregular menstrual cycle, bleeding between periods, leucorrhea (abnormal vaginal discharge), back pain, fever or nausea. You may feel a dull pain or abdominal discomfort, intermittent or constant. Sexual intercourse can be painful.
Pelvic inflammatory disease prevention
You can reduce the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, by having an intimate relationship with a single and healthy partner. There is no risk if you haven’t had any sexual relations before. Otherwise, you can reduce the risk of infestation by using a condom or another contraceptive method, an important caution especially if you are after a recent abortion or curettage. If you use an IUD, it’s advisable that after a while you think of an alternative contraceptive method.
Arching the back
Based on a yoga position, this exercise relieves back pain, tones the pelvic region and strengthens the uterus. Arch your back up, as you can see in the image, count to five, then breathe in and slowly let the back down, with your head stretched backward. Repeat several times. Don’t do this exercise if the back pain is related to spinal, muscles or joints problems.