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The Good Bowel Habit Third Edition
Dr Robyn Nagel and
Mrs Shirley Owen
This 50 page book describes the normal pelvic floor, pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic floor rehabilitation in detail.
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The Problem

In Australia 60% of adults are obese or overweight.

Many health problems are associated with increased body weight including hypertension, ischemic heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, reflux oesophagitis, fatty liver, gout, osteoarthritis of weight bearing joints, polycystic ovary syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction and increased risk of malignancies.


The initial goals of weight loss are to

►reduce body weight by approximately 10% from baseline,

►over a 6 month timeline, and

►maintain that weight loss for at least 2 years.


Although the weight loss may seem insignificant 10% weight loss has been shown to

►reduce blood pressure by 10-15mm Hg

►reduce cholesterol by 10% and triglycerides by 30%

►improve sugar control and reduce diabetic mortality rates

►improve ovarian function.