• Chiropractic Care and your pelvic floor
    Incontinence

    Chiropractic Care And Your Pelvic Floor

    Chiropractic care is something that many people hear about. But all too often, the idea gets pushed to the side for more conventional forms of medicine that don’t always work and leave us feeling defeated. Here today to discuss how chiropractic care can help with your pelvic floor is our friend and Chiropractor, Dr. Brent Wells. With more than 20 years of experience and raving reviews from thousands of patients, he founded Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab. He offers his clients long-lasting relief through chiropractic care, physical rehab therapy, and massage therapy. Take it away, Doc!  ______________ For women, the pelvic floor can go through serious trauma during childbirth.…

  • Pumpkin seeds
    Incontinence,  Nutrition

    Pumpkin Seeds: The Secret TO OAB?

    The leaves are changing, and temperatures are dropping, which can only mean one thing. It’s that time of year again! I don’t know about you ladies, but I’m in the mood for anything and everything pumpkin. If you’re a big fan of pumpkin like me, and you’re looking to add a healthy dose of crunch to your diet, might I suggest a healthy big dose of pumpkin seeds? One of my favorite snacks happens to be pumpkin seeds, and you would not believe some of the benefits these little seeds can reap! Pumpkin Seeds And Bladder Leaks: What’s The Deal?  Let’s get down to the good stuff, shall we? It’s…

  • Leave Nocturnal Enuresis In The Dark
    Incontinence

    Leave Nocturnal Enuresis In The Dark

    As you know, bladder leaks happen, and they even happen when you’re in the middle of an amazing dream. Maybe you’re in the middle of a recurring one where you meet your favorite actor, and he looks especially dreamy when…a bladder leak wakes you up. If something like this has happened to you, you’re probably wondering, “what is this?” If it’s just a one-time thing, it’s probably not a huge cause of concern. Maybe you just had too many glasses of wine before bed. However, if bladder leaks happen repeatedly during sleep, you might be dealing with nocturnal enuresis.  Furthermore, you probably want to know what you can do about…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • Woman treating stress incontinence
    Incontinence

    Treating Stress Incontinence: 5 Solutions To Consider

    Is stress incontinence causing you to feel a little stressed out these days? If yes, then we’ve got something that we think could help. Read on to learn about 5 options for treating stress incontinence so you can tell your bladder who’s boss.  Stress Incontinence Recap Before we jump into how to treat stress incontinence, we’ll recap what it is. Stress incontinence is one of several types of incontinence, but it’s unique in that a little pressure can cause a lot of drip. Someone with this condition who puts physical stress on their bladder from laughing, coughing, lifting, etc., may experience the unintentional loss of urine. You can thank your pelvic…

  • woman with neurogenic bladder
    Incontinence

    Neurogenic Bladder: A Communication Breakdown

    As you probably already know, our brain and bladder have a very unique connection. When they work together, everything is good and dandy. But when they don’t, it can cause things to get a little complicated. I’m talking leaks, drips, Gotta-Go with the spritz complicated. When our brain, spinal cord, or nerves are unable to adequately communicate with the bladder, it’s sometimes due to a neurogenic bladder. A ‘What’ Bladder? So you’re probably wondering, what exactly is a “neurogenic” bladder? The word neurogenic means “caused by the nerves or nervous system.” Therefore, if the nerves that communicate with the bladder are damaged by illness or injury, then it’ll alter how…