• PTNS
    Incontinence

    PTNS: Wave Goodbye To OAB

    PTNS: What even is that? Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation sounds like a big ol’ intimidating mouthful of words. But, it actually refers to a quick procedure that can help ease a got-to-go bladder, AKA, an overactive bladder. Keep reading to learn exactly what this procedure is and if it would be helpful to you! PTNS Explained You would think that with a name as intimidating as percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, there’d be a surgery involved. But this procedure is nonsurgical. As a matter of fact, it’s more like acupuncture, making it an attractive option for those who’ve had little luck with medication, but aren’t quite ready to go under the…

  • Fun With Kegels
    Fitness,  Incontinence

    Fun With Kegels: It’s Our Little Secret

    What’s a workout that you can do practically anywhere and at any time, but no one knows you’re doing it but you? It’s a workout specifically designed to keep your downstairs strong, and also targets both overactive bladder and bladder leaks (aka incontinence). Have you guessed what the exercise is yet? If you thought Kegels, then you’re right! Having fun with Kegels is what’s on our minds today. When it comes to our everyday life, we’ve got a lot going on. Whether it’s work, having the kids at home, or school, it can seem challenging to fit pelvic strengthening exercises into our schedule. However, all the excuses go out the…

  • Menopause Self Care
    Hormones

    Menopause Self Care: When The Change Comes Knocking

    Finding the time to take care of ourselves can be a struggle on any day and at any age, especially during a pandemic. But when we hit menopause, it becomes even more important to spoil and treat ourselves. Enter, Peter Rossi. He is an entrepreneur who has done research in all things menopause and he is here to give us the inside scoop on few things to remember when “the change” comes knocking. Menopause Self Care and You Menopause is not an easy thing to deal with. It is the time when a woman grows old enough that she eventually stops ovulating. This time can be especially difficult due to…

  • 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 overflow incontinence
    Incontinence

    Overflow Incontinence: Half Full or Half Empty?

    Imagine this: you’re having one of the best dreams of your life. Something concerning one of your favorite actors and a trip somewhere tropical. Yeah, that dream. When suddenly out of nowhere, you jerk awake and feel a wet patch. Suddenly, you’re transported back in time to when you were younger and used to wet the bed. But this isn’t anything like when you were a kid. If waking up to a wet patch is something happening to you more frequently than usual, you may be experiencing overflow incontinence.  What is Overflow Incontinence? One of many incontinence types, overflow incontinence, is the inability to fully empty your bladder and it…

  • 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…