If you have not seen a commercial on television for transvaginal mesh claims, it could be argued you have been living in a cave somewhere, as the medical complications from the use of transvaginal mesh are extremely serious and on the rise. Transvaginal mesh has been used for over a decade to treat females who have conditions related to sagging internal organs pressing upon the uterus. This condition occurs, mostly in middle-aged or older women who had pregnancies and causes Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and also Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Transvaginal mesh was never intended to be used as a permanent treatment, but it’s been used frequently due to it only requiring a laparoscopic insertion versus a more invasive surgery.

Transvaginal mesh has caused serious medical complications, including entanglement in the bowels and other organs after it moves, as well as protrusion through the wall of the uterus. It has not only caused serious internal injury to the female who had the insertion, but also to the sexual partner who can often feel the mesh protrusion during intercourse. The material causes extreme pain and can sometimes be corrected with a revision surgery and sometimes cannot be corrected. When a patient is unable to have a revision surgery, lifelong chronic pain can ensue. Even when the mesh has been removed, many patients are experiencing continued pain symptoms surgeons attribute to nerve damage done by the material while it is still inserted.

The FDA has yet to order a recall, but is requiring that the producers of transvaginal mesh products do rigorous testing, normally seen prior to the introduction of a product on the market not as an afterthought.

One only has to speak to the victims of transvaginal mesh side effects, and their partners, to understand this material is medically dangerous, causes severe pain, and is hurtful to a patient’s intimate relationships given the inability to engage in intimacy without pain to both partners (Loss of Consortium). If a medical provider suggests this material be used in your own procedure, get educated and do not be afraid to ask questions. If you are a person already affected by transvaginal mesh complications, do not hesitate to contact a well-respected personal injury law firm experienced and involved in taking the fight to the Courts to compensate the injured and help get these products off the market for permanent use.

Get Up Off Your Chair

A surprising story has come out from the Mayo Clinic declaring that sitting all day is as dangerous as smoking. Even more surprising is the fact that being a regular exerciser does not erase the effects of sitting too much. Lots of exercise does not negate the effects of smoking, and neither does it cancel out the effects of sitting. The researcher, Dr. James Levin, found that nine hours of sitting on the job, whether you are obese or thin, fit or unfit, can be a lethal disease trigger. In a world where technology is lending to long commutes and office jobs being king, sitting can lead to early death as much as smoking does.
Studies indicate that health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity are a bigger risk to extended sitters due to miniscule calorie burning and the fall of enzymes that help rid your arteries of lipids and triglycerides while upping good cholesterol levels. The human body was created to move during waking hours, and extended sitting brings tight and overstretched muscles. People either have active jobs and become couch potatoes once they are off work or they have inactive jobs and get in a daily sweat session of at least sixty minutes. Neither individual is less at risk than the other. One cannot ride a bike 40 miles or run a 10K and hope that it will not hurt them to sit in the nearest lounge chair or office chair for the remainder of the day. In fact, such a person will be more prone to injury in addition to the disease already discussed.
In the interest of individual and work safety, get up and move often. Since most offices are not going to purchase treadmill work stations, it is in the interest of healthy employees to allow them to get up and move for as little as a couple of minutes at a time. If an individual, on the job and off the job, takes short walk breaks throughout the day, risks go down for disease and injury. This is good for productivity, health, and reducing health costs in our modern world.