Zosia Mamet talks about her pelvic floor dysfunction! What health issue did she face? Find it all here!

Last year, a number of celebrities opened about their health issues and one of them was American actress cum musician Zosia Mamet. She had disclosed to her fans early last year that she was diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction which had troubled her for nearly 6 years.

Zosia’s health concern-a bit more in detail

Zosia Mamet was addressing a crowd at AOL’s Makers Conference in LA in February 2017. She said:

“For six years it felt like I had the worst UTI of my life,”

She faced misdiagnosis and had multiple visits to the doctors over a span of 6 years before it became known that she, in fact, had pelvic floor dysfunction. She also talked about the complaints that she had due to this problem.

Source: Getty Images (Zosia at the talk)

Zosia had pain during intercourse and also increased frequency of urination. She was prescribed antibiotics for 6 weeks due to which she gained weight and had other side-effects.

She was told that she probably has an STD. There was a battery of tests carried out on her and when all came as negative, doctors told her that she is imagining things and it was a psychological disorder.

Recalling those insane days, she said:

“They told me I was crazy, One doctor, a well-regarded professional whose office was plastered with award plaques, called her “an uppity type” and said, “You need to learn to self-soothe, missy.”

It was ultimately a female doctor who gave her disease a name-pelvic floor dysfunction.

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What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

It is a condition that affects nearly 33% f women. 1 in 3 women suffers from it. It leads to painful urination with increased frequency of passing urine, and painful coitus.

Source: Target Women (Pelvic Floor dysfunction)

It needs self-care and physical therapy. Her doctor told her:

“You can stop eating painkillers like Tic-Tacs, because we can fix you with physical therapy.” 

She started Pilates and this helped bring her problems under control. She concluded her talk by saying:

“I wouldn’t trade in my pain, My pain taught me everything. We need to trust our bodies. Just the fact that we are feeling it makes it real.”

Source: Huffington Post (Zosia Mamet)

In this condition, the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor get impaired and cannot be controlled leading to problems in the bowel and urinary control.

Zosia Mamet’s career and life until now

Zosia Mamet completed her high school but instead of joining college preferred to start her acting career. In 1994, she starred in a TV Film called Parallel Lives.

She bagged the role of a lost fan in Colin Fitz Lives! She was a Bedouin woman in 2004’s Spartan. Zosia was lucky to get many wonderful roles to perform.

She also had been part of some popular TV shows in the last more than 2 decades. Her film Under the Silver Lake is due for a 2018 release and is currently in the post-production phase.

Source: The Cut (Zosia with husband)

Zosia’s last TV series in which she acted was in 2017’s You’re the worst in which she portrayed Heidi Rasmullen.

She has a band called Chacha. Born as a daughter of David Mamet and actress Lindsay Crouse, she has a sister called Willia and two half-siblings; Clara and Noah.

Mamet was dating actor Evan Jonigkelt and the two tied the knot in October 2016.

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Short Bio on Zosia Mamet

Zosia Mamet is an American actress and musician. She has appeared in various television series including ‘Parenthood’, ‘United States of Tara’ and ‘Mad Men’ among others. Additionally, she portrays the role of Shoshanna Shapiro on the HBO original series ‘Girls’. More Bio…