• woman CBD
    Incontinence

    CBD: A Cure All Or A Let Down For The Bladder?

    There’s a lot of acronyms out there, but one that has been popping up everywhere is CBD. It’s becoming so popular that you can find it at most pharmacy store chains and even at your local grocery. Yet, despite seeing it everywhere, you probably still don’t know exactly what it is. You’ve likely heard claims that it reduces pain, fights anxiety, and alleviates insomnia. So, if it can do all of that, then we can’t help but wonder if it could help your bladder too. Sit tight and get comfortable as we explore what CBD is and if it can put a stop to bladder leaks (aka incontinence). Keep Calm:…

  • woman with urge incontinence
    Incontinence

    Urge Incontinence: When “Gotta Go” Meets Leaks

    Understanding Urge Incontinence Have you ever felt the sudden, intense urge to use the restroom and, before you could even put one foot in front of the other, you experienced a bladder leak? If this is happening to you often, then you might be experiencing urge incontinence.   While most people urinate 6-8 times per day, someone with urge incontinence will likely go much more than that. In addition, when someone with urge incontinence finally sits down on the toilet, only a few measly drops may come out. If you think that urge incontinence might be cramping your style, then keep reading to learn more about what to look for…

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    Menopause

    Fibroids: Mysterious But Common

    Fibroids are not just a pain in the butt, they’re a pain in the uterus. Ba dum tss. All jokes aside, abnormal growths called fibroids are actually very common in women. But being common doesn’t make them sound any less scary, right? Well, here’s what you should know. Fibroids can appear in or on the uterus and they’re usually benign and noncancerous. They affect a little over 80% of women by the age of 50, but these growths typically don’t show any symptoms. In fact, you can go your whole life without knowing they’re there.   Though fibroids may sound like something serious, these growths are usually harmless. Here’s a…

  • woman getting botox for incontinence
    Incontinence

    Botox: Good For More Than Wrinkles

    As you know, we spend a lot of time here talking about bladder leaks. We all know how frustrating it can be to deal with spritz and drips. However, if you’ve done enough research, then you know that there is no single solution that solves the problem for everyone. There are many options on the table and some of them are things you’d probably never ever expect…like Botox. Yep, you read it right. The very solution that people use to smooth out fine lines and prevent wrinkles is also a possible solution for those dealing with bladder leakage. How Does Botox Work For Bladder Leaks? You may be skeptical about…

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    Incontinence

    Coital Incontinence: Solutions For Sexy Time Leaks

    Picture this. You’re having a sexy moment in the bedroom, and things are getting hot. But in the middle of a certain stimulating moment, you feel yourself leak. It take you by surprise, and it may even kill your passionate mood, not to mention your confidence. So what’s this leak and why is it getting in the way of your sexy time? This my friends, is coital incontinence.   Coital incontinence refers to bladder leakage that occurs during sex or masturbation. It may leave you feeling a bit unsexy, but be assured, coital incontinence occurs in 10 to 35% of women. And it can be something absolutely no one wants…

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    Mind & Mood

    Feeling Invisible In Midlife And Beyond

    Feeling invisible in midlife and beyond is, unfortunately, not uncommon. Aging is especially hard for us women, particularly as you hit menopause. The fact is that we, as women, are held to certain standards. You probably put a lot of value on your appearance and body. even if you don’t realize it. And the changes that we go through as we age aren’t necessarily easy to deal with. It’s not fair that we as women are made to feel this way, but it does nonetheless trigger feeling invisible. But you don’t have to put up with that. You can take steps to ensure that you’re feeling confident and important as…

  • woman with bladder pacemaker
    Incontinence

    A Bladder Pacemaker: Making Nice Between Your Brain & Bladder

    Ever heard of a pacemaker? I’m sure you have because the device is fairly common, but I can bet my bottom dollar that the pacemaker you’re probably thinking of is for the heart. Over here we like to talk about the land of leaks, so the pacemaker we’re going to tell you about is actually a bladder pacemaker. Could It Be Just What You’ve Been Looking For? For a lot of women, bladder pacemakers could be the best invention since sliced bread. But, not very many women know about them. Many of us search high and a low for a solution to stop leaks from interfering with our everyday lives.…

  • woman eating vitamins and minerals for bladder health
    Incontinence

    Vitamins & Minerals For A Happier Bladder

    Most multivitamin brands boast about their ability to improve our skin, nails, bones, and hair, which are some amazing perks. However, did you know that vitamins and minerals have an impact on our bladder health, too? Sometimes those leaks and drips are the result of you missing a few key ingredients that are needed to keep your bladder happy and healthy. Keep reading to learn about the key vitamins and minerals your body needs to have great urinary health. Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12, sometimes referred to as cobalamin, helps in lowering the risk of heart disease, creating new red blood cells and DNA, breaking down fatty acids and protecting nerve…

  • woman with fistula
    Incontinence

    Fistula: Bladder Leaks & Beyond

    Here on The Chirp we talk a lot about the causes of bladder leaks (aka incontinence) for women in developed countries. But we love broadening our perspectives here at Lily Bird and understanding the experiences of all women. So, today our friends from Beyond Fistula will share a different a common cause of bladder leaks in developing countries: the fistula. Take it from here, Nell. _____________ What Is A Fistula? Ever heard of an obstetric fistula? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. A fistula is a hole in a woman’s reproductive tract that results from a prolonged, obstructed labor. A few different situations make a difficult labor way more likely.…

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    Sleep

    6 Natural Ways To Stay Energized Without Caffeine

    If midlife (and beyond) has you feeling tired or sluggish, you’re not the only one. The insomnia that often comes with menopause can make things worse, not to mention all those things on your to do list that aren’t going to cross themselves off. If you’re feeling like you could use a little energy boost but are tired of grabbing for another cup of coffee, our friend Stephanie has you covered with 6 natural ways to stay energized. Take it from here, Stephanie. _____________ When our energy levels start to diminish, many of us usually pump ourselves up with caffeine and sugar to get us through the day. We may…