Lichen Sclerosus and Constipation

Lichen Sclerosus and Constipation

Introduction In today's video, we are joined by Dr. Mukta Chauhan to discuss a common (but often not talked about) symptom of vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS)--constipation. We discuss what constipation is, how it involves the pelvic floor, managing constipation with VLS, gut motility, lifestyle tips and so much more. If you struggle with vulvar lichen sclerosus and constipation, this is the video for you! Keep on scrolling to watch now! *Disclaimer: This video is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult with your medical provider before making any changes to your health plan. **If this post is helpful to you, we’d love your support so we can continue providing important education like this. Make a donation today, volunteer with us, or share our posts in your support groups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8eSk1SPYvM Dr. Chauhan's Bio Mukta is double board-certified in orthopedics and pelvic health. She is a tremendous resource for all things…
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Can Constipation and Urinary Incontinence be Relieved with Pelvic Physical Therapy?

Can Constipation and Urinary Incontinence be Relieved with Pelvic Physical Therapy?

Lichen sclerosus (LS) may be a skin condition, but it affects much more than our skin. Even after you’ve managed LS symptoms like skin plaques and itching, the effects of the condition can show up in other areas of your body. Based on some research I did with LSSN members, people with lichen sclerosus often deal with other issues like constipation, urinary incontinence, fibromyalgia, and TMJ disorder at higher rates. I spoke with Holly Horikawa, a pelvic physical therapist, to learn more about why constipation and urinary incontinence are common among those with LS. If you'd like to see the full interview with Holly, join the LSSN Membership to get access to the replay and more. Why do people with LS have pelvic floor issues? “Skin doesn’t exist separately from the internal organs, from our nervous system, or our vascular system. Everything is connected,” Holly explained.  If you have pelvic…
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