A Bar For The Bed

Whether you care for someone elderly or you know someone who has health issues that prevent getting out of bed without assistance, a bed grab bar is an asset that can help. This is a bar that is placed over the bed. It looks similar to a trapeze bar. The bar is ideal for those who need a way to pull up off the bed in order to get up or to get changed. You can use the bar for assistance while dressing someone or while giving someone a bath as you would rely on the person using their strength to pull while you place your arm around the back.

The bar can be used by those who have recently had surgery and need to remain as mobile as possible but can’t get out of bed. Some of the bars can be attached to a lift in order to move the patient from the bed to a wheelchair or another seat. This is a piece of equipment that is ideal for those who have limited mobility in the legs as the arms will do much of the work when moving in the bed. Some of the people it can help are those who are paralyzed or those who have had a leg amputated.

Understanding Vaginismus

What Is It?

Vaginismus is a painful, often embarrassing condition where the vaginal muscles tense uncontrollably due to anxiety or stress. It can affect women from all walks of life in any country. It’s estimated that up to seven percent of marriages crumble due to vaginismus.

What Are The Symptoms?

While it strikes everyone differently, here are a few common complaints of those with vaginismus:

– Painful intercourse
– Burning or tightness with attempted penetration
– Inability to use tampons
– Phobia of the gynecologist
– Racing heart or sweatiness
– Involuntary spasms

Why Did It Happen To Me?

Despite the myth, vaginismus isn’t caused by a fear of sex. Indeed, many women want to overcome it so they can satisfy their husbands or go swimming in the summer. They’ve just created such a psychological block, or their bodies have become so accustomed to their fight-or-flight responses, that overcoming the condition is difficult.

What Can I Do?

The good news about vaginismus is that it doesn’t have to be a lifelong struggle. There are several ways to combat it.

– For mild cases, kegal exercises at home can stretch the muscles in the legs and pelvis, allowing easier penetration and less tension during sex.

– For more moderate cases, various forms of therapy, including psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, have been effective in figuring out the root causes of the vaginismus.

– In extreme cases, Botox injections have been shown to “loosen up” the vaginal wall and relax the muscles so spasms won’t occur. Visit a site like VaginismusMD.com to learn more about Botox treatments and how they can cure your condition.