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    Incontinence

    Urinary Retention: When The Gotta-Go Won’t

    Ladies, it’s interesting how almost all of us have struggled or currently struggle with our trips to the bathroom, but each of our struggles are a little different. For instance, some of us are rushing to the bathroom several times an hour with a burning urgency to pee and then not able to go. Sounds irritating, right? Then others are able to get to the bathroom in time, but are only able to pee a little at a time. Then there’s some of us that feel as if even after we’ve gone that our bladder still feels uncomfortably full. Well, all of these examples could fall under the broad umbrella…

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    Incontinence

    Top Disposal Tips Every Woman Needs To Know

    It’s almost a right of passage as a woman to learn the trick that will keep our feminine secrets concealed. We’re taught it by our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, or aunts. However it’s learned, the universal trick of folding our pads inside the wrappers they come in is a piece of shared knowledge amongst women about these items’ disposal. But what happens when we graduate from menstrual pads? When we need to toss our bladder leak products in a way that is discreet, conceals odor, and keeps our private business, well, private? With bladder leak pads and underwear, the process of disposing of products while out and about, or even at…

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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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    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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    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…

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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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    Vaginal Health

    Beat The Itch: Your Yeast Infection Guide

    If you’ve got an itch down there that just won’t go away, sometimes it’s hard to know why. Maybe you used the wrong product, or you’re experiencing hormonal changes. Or could it be something else? An intensely itchy or irritated vagina may point to a yeast infection. But wait…isn’t yeast something that’s in bread? Before you start thinking about what’s happening down there, it’s time to put an end to the rumors and assumptions regarding yeast infections. What Is A Yeast Infection? A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge, or increased itchiness in the vagina and vulva. The vulva is the tissue around the vaginal…

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    Incontinence

    Exercise And Bladder Leaks: Just Runnin’ With It

    The new year always brings the desire to get back into gear and start a new exercise routine. I love taking up a new running routine as a way to say hello to the New Year. Whether it’s running, yoga, or weight training, there are so many forms of exercise to try out.  However, I think there’s an issue that needs to be addressed. Many women don’t like to talk about it, but I think it’s crucial to encompass some of the lesser-known struggles that come with exercise. Let’s talk about bladder leaks and exercise.  Bladder Leaks: What’s the Big Deal? Let’s go back to the basics on bladder leaks.…