• hysterectomy recovery woman
    Incontinence,  Menopause

    Hysterectomy Recovery: What To Expect

    A hysterectomy is a serious procedure, so why is the hysterectomy recovery process sometimes so short or sped up? After all, this is the removal of a uterus we’re talking about. Of course, the recovery time depends on the specific woman, as well as the type of hysterectomy. Here’s a quick guide on what you can expect during the recovery portion after a hysterectomy. Types of Hysterectomies First things first, there are actually different types of hysterectomies, and some are more invasive than others. Abdominal hysterectomy: This may be the most invasive procedure, and it certainly has the recovery time to prove it. Complete hysterectomy recovery may take anywhere from…

  • woman with colposuspension
    Incontinence

    Colposuspension: Stitching Up Leaks

    We know bladder leaks are no fun, and after a while, it may seem like you’re running out of treatment options. But have you considered colposuspension? Colposuspension is a surgical procedure designed to help you keep bladder leaks at bay and live your best life. Read on for the basics on this procedure that is a lifesaver for people who suffer from leaks and spritz. What is a Colposuspension? Don’t let the tongue-twister fool you. To get an idea of how a colposuspension is beneficial, let’s do a quick refresher on incontinence. Due to many factors, like childbirth and aging, there may be damage to the structures around the urethra,…

  • woman with overactive bladder treatment
    Incontinence

    Overactive Bladder Treatment: You’ve Got Options

    It’s no fun having an overactive bladder. Danger can strike anywhere, and sometimes bad luck joins in, and there’s not a restroom in sight. Having an overactive bladder can limit your social life, professional life, and just overall pace at home. If you are suffering from an overactive bladder and are looking to change the flow of things (ha), then here are a couple of effective overactive bladder treatment options medical experts agree can tame that bladder. #1 Diet and Lifestyle For Overactive Bladder Treatment When it comes to our health, everything really does seem to circle back to diet and a few specific lifestyle changes. When it comes to…

  • woman taking vaginal probiotics
    Wellness

    Vaginal Probiotics: The Friendly, Balancing Bacteria

    We’ve got a lot to take in when it comes to our everyday lives. A lot of us are juggling a career, kids, school, a social life, hobbies, and other things. With all of these demands, it’s easy to put our health on the back burner. Plus, when we do think of our health, we usually think of keeping a sound mind, a healthy body, and clear skin. However, we shouldn’t forget that we should also try to have a healthy vagina. Just like sleeping eight hours a night and not eating too much junk food, we should also make an effort to take extra steps for our vaginal health. Probiotics…

  • woman with pelvic floor
    Incontinence

    Pelvic Floor 101: Everything You Need To Know

    Here’s the deal: the pelvic floor is actually one of the body parts that holds us all together. And by us, I mean just some of the most essential parts of our anatomy. Let’s have a little flashback anatomy class session. Here’s the rundown on how it works and what happens when it acts up. So, What Is The Pelvic Floor? The floor of the pelvis includes layers of muscles and many other tissues. This floor reaches from the tailbone in the back of the body to our pubic bone. A woman’s pelvic floor carries the bladder, uterus, and colon. So it’s easy to say that these muscles have their…

  • woman belly dancing
    Incontinence

    Belly Dancing Your Bladder Leaks Away

    Ladies, did you know you could have fun and reduce bladder leaks at the same time? Typically, bladder solutions include Kegel exercises, avoiding bladder irritants, and sometimes surgery. However, today’s solution happens to be fun and sexy. Keep reading to see how belly dancing might be able to help you cease bladder leaks. What is Belly Dancing? If you ask an expert, they’ll likely say that belly dancing is the oldest form of dance. In ancient times, the exercise was done during fertility rites or parties preparing a young lady for marriage. The dance focuses on women doing movements from their torso instead of their legs and feet. Today, a…

  • urodynamics woman
    Incontinence

    Urodynamics: The Key to Figuring Out Your Bladder

    When you hear the word urodynamics, what do you think of? When I first heard the word, I honestly thought of a car. It’s just something about the name that makes it seem mechanical, complicated, and intense. But, I can assure you that urodynamics has nothing to do with cars. Keep on reading to learn what urodynamics is and what it has to do with the bladder (because all things here lead back to the bladder). What is Urodynamics? Urodynamics is actually a group of tests that doctors use to check out how your lower urinary tract is functioning. However, not everyone gets all of the tests. Your physician will…

  • cbd for alopecia
    Hormones

    CBD For Hair Loss: Does It Work?

    Noticing that your hair is a bit thinner than it used to be? It may be on your head but don’t let anyone tell you that it’s just in your head. Nearly two thirds of post menopausal women experience hair thinning or loss. Our friend Rae knows a thing or two about that and even is here to share her experience. Whether you’re new to hair thinning or have dealt with it for awhile, Rae’s got you covered with a few tips and tricks. Take it from here, Rae. _____________ Hair loss, which is caused by different reasons, affects many people at different points in their lives. One such reason…

  • Colpocleisis
    Incontinence

    Colpocleisis: Closing Off Prolapse

    Pelvic prolapse is one of those conditions that is common but rarely discussed. Approximately 1/3 of American women have a pelvic floor disorder, such as incontinence, and 11% of those with pelvic prolapse will require surgery. However, similar to pelvic prolapse being on the hush-hush, so are its surgery options. Colpocleisis, pronounced kal-po-kli-sis, is a surgery option for pelvic prolapse with a 90-95% success rate. Keep reading to see if this is a good option for you. What is Colpocleisis? Colpocleisis, also known as vaginal closure surgery, is a procedure done to correct bladder, uterine, and vaginal prolapse. This surgical treatment option shortens the length of the vaginal canal and…

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    Mind & Mood

    7 Ways To Stay Mentally Healthy During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    In the last month, we’ve all experienced a number of changes that bring about uncertainty in almost all aspects of our life. Not only are we concerned about our physical health, but also our mental and emotional health too. We see the word “COVID-19” plastered in grocery stores, all over social media, and even on our mobile banking apps. It can truly feel like you can’t escape it no matter what you do. Our mental health also affects our physical health, so it’s important to stay as grounded as we can. So here are 7 ways to stay mentally healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. 1. Acknowledge What You Can Control…