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    Incontinence

    Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & How To Help

    You may have heard one of your doctors mention the term pelvic floor dysfunction. And your response may have been a puzzled shrug of your shoulders or a bemused “what?” Below, we try to take the what and mystery out of pelvic floor dysfunction. We’ll also talk about the symptoms you may experience with it. Plus, even more importantly, we touch on some ways that you can successfully address these symptoms and get back to your happiest and healthiest self.  What Is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?  The first thing you need to know is that a series of small muscles line your pelvic floor. In addition to these muscles, it also…

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    Vaginal Health

    Treat Vaginal Odor: Beating It At Its Own Game

    Vaginal odor is one of those topics that you may cringe talking about, even with your doctor. This silence may leave you puzzled about what is normal and what is not. With over 2,100 scent molecules that create the smell of the vagina, it’s hard to know if your smell is okay. If you’re noticing a scent that you’re not quite comfortable with, there are a few things you could do. Keep reading to learn five great tips to minimize and hopefully treat vaginal odor.  #1 Avoid Using Perfumed Or Scented Soap  When you notice a change in your vaginal odor, you may be tempted to start using perfumed soaps…

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    Nutrition

    Vitamin D: Sunshine For Your Bladder

    In our younger years, it wasn’t uncommon to hear our parents tell us to drink milk, which is full of vitamin D, for strong bones and teeth. Fast forward to today, we’re now encouraging you to take vitamin D to alleviate bladder leaks. Yep, that’s right! Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for our overall health and well-being. But, to be honest, a lot of people don’t know much about how it helps us. In addition, many of us are actually deficient in this vitamin. So, let’s go ahead and uncover why the magical vitamin is important and how in the world it can help you with…

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    Vaginal Health

    Douching: Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

    Douching is one of the most controversial practices when it comes to feminine hygiene. Seriously, many women consider it a taboo subject to even bring up. But the truth is, there are still so many concerns and questions that come up with the topic of douching, so we think it’s time we talk about this practice. So what’s the verdict? Is it worth it? Does it do anything? What even is douching? Here’s a rundown on what douching is and whether it actually helps with your hygiene down there.  What Is Douching? Vaginal douching is washing the vagina with water and soap or another mix of fluids, such as water…

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    Incontinence

    Treat Urge Incontinence With These Spiffy Tips

    Picture this: you’re in line at the grocery store, having a cup of coffee with the girls, or going for a run when suddenly, the urge happens. Yes, that urge. If you get a sudden and random urge to pee on a variety of different occasions, then you may be dealing with urge incontinence. Now you’re probably wondering, what exactly is urge incontinence and how is it treated? Here’s a quick rundown on what urge incontinence is, as well as how to treat urge incontinence.  First, What Is Urge Incontinence? Urge incontinence is when you’re minding your own business, and then suddenly, you have to go. And it’s not just…

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    Incontinence

    Natural Supplements Your Bladder Is Asking For

    Preventing If you haven’t noticed yet, we are huge advocates for bladder health because we know a happy bladder means a happy you. Therefore, it’s important and beneficial to take a few extra steps in maintaining good bladder health. As you probably know, there are a ton of natural supplements out there that are said to improve our hair, skin, and nails. But, is there anything out there that also helps the bladder?  It turns out that the answer is yes! Supplements have surprising benefits that help the bladder. If you struggle with incontinence and are interested in keeping your bladder happy (which you probably are if you’re on this…

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    Vaginal Health

    How To Prevent Yeast Before It Strikes

    If you’ve ever had a yeast infection, then you know that they are absolutely no fun. These pesky little infections can sneak up when you least expect them. Not to mention, the itching. Fortunately, there are some ways to prevent yeast infections and beat the itch. But first, let’s recap what a yeast infection is for those that might not know. Yeast Infections Uncovered Our vagina operates normally in a well-balanced ecosystem, where there’s a mix of yeast and good bacteria. However, when our estrogen levels get out of whack, or we catch a cold that impairs our immune system, the bad bacteria can overtake the good bacteria and cause…

  • collagen
    Incontinence

    Make Collagen Your Secret Weapon For Leaks

    Leaks and drips are no fun. The spontaneous little leaks and the urge to go can most definitely interfere with our daily lives more than any of us would like to admit. Luckily, bladder leaks and prolapse are not something you have to live with, thanks to the various new treatments out there.  Collagen is one of those treatments that we’re going to uncover below.  Collagen: The Holy Grail For Youth…And Leaks? You may have heard of collagen injections before. If not, let’s just say that collagen is the holy grail for gaining a youthful, glowing appearance. But, did you know collagen injections can also be used to aid in…

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    Nutrition

    The Scoop On Cranberry For UTI’s

    Who doesn’t love a nice refreshing glass of cranberry juice on a warm day? Or a heaping spoon of cranberry sauce with Thanksgiving dinner? It’s crisp, yet sweet, with a touch of tang. Cranberries really have a lot going for them. Luckily, they’re also packed with all sorts of nutrients that are good for us. You may have even heard that drinking cranberry juice is a good way to fight off the all too common UTI (urinary tract infection). Here, we dig into this power-packed fruit to find out how to get the most benefit from it.  History Of The Cranberry We’ve been eating cranberries for a long time. Native…

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    Hormones

    Nail Health And Menopause: The Secret Symptom

    I don’t know about you, but when I think of menopause, I’ve always thought about the usual symptoms we hear about. You know, hot flashes, night sweats, skipped periods, bladder leaks, slower metabolism, etc. I always thought these symptoms were the epitome of menopause, and there wasn’t much else to it. But, there are other symptoms the doctors (and those symptom pages) won’t tell you about. Apparently, your nail health may take a big hit when you enter this stage of your life.  Brittle Nails, Really?  Who would’ve thought brittle nails were a symptom of menopause? I sure didn’t! Fortunately, there’s no need to say goodbye to beautiful, strong, healthy…