Body

We’re hosting a fun and interactive lecture series where St. Charles doctors talk hot health care topics like sleep hygiene, diet, disease prevention and more.

NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT!
A conversation about pelvic floor dysfunction

with Dr. Sarah Hellmann, DO

VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, July 22, 5 p.m.
Facebook Live and YouTube Live

Everyone has a pelvic floor. As many as one in five – including a third of women – also experience pelvic floor dysfunction, or the inability to correctly relax and coordinate the muscles that support the bladder and rectum, the uterus and vagina in women, and the prostate in men. Symptoms include constipation, urine or stool leakage and frequent need to pee.

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) isn’t a popular topic at parties. It’s not easy to talk about. But we should talk about it, which is why it’s the centerpiece of the next installment of St. Charles Health System’s Doc Talks series. On July 22, Dr. Sarah Hellmann will give a presentation on PFD, answering questions such as:

  • What causes problems with the pelvic floor?
  • How common is PFD?
  • Is PFD hereditary?
  • What can I do to improve my pelvic floor?

Dr. Hellmann is is an obstetrician/gynecologist who enjoys the diversity of working with women in all stages of life and varying backgrounds. She provides a full spectrum of services ranging from pregnancy management to preventive care to pelvic surgery. She truly enjoys taking the time to listen to her patients as well as educate them regarding their bodies and health.

Dr. Hellmann joined St. Charles Medical Group in Redmond because she values the relationships and sense of community that comes with working in a smaller town. She loves spending time outdoors with her husband, two sons and Australian Shepherd. Sarah has served on medical missions to both India and Africa, allowing her to combine her love of travel with her passion to provide medical care to the underserved.