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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

    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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    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.…

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    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…

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    Incontinence

    Post Void Dribbling: What It Means For Women

    What do you call it when you use the bathroom, and a little pee drips out even after you thought you were all done? This condition is called post void dribbling, also known as post micturition dribble. Although it’s more common in men, some women experience it too. So, we’re going to explain what post void dribbling is and what you can do about it.  What is Post void Dribbling?  Post void dribbling is when a little bit of urine drips out shortly after using the bathroom. The condition, in and of itself, is usually not serious. However, those who struggle with it would definitely say it’s annoying to deal…

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    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…

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    Incontinence

    Bladder Prolapse: A Real Explanation

    What is Bladder Prolapse? I have a feeling that most school vocabulary tests didn’t include the word “prolapse,” but not to worry, because we’ve got you covered. The word prolapse literally means ‘falling out of place.’ And if you toss the word bladder in front of that, then you’ve got a bladder falling out of place. The medical world refers to this condition as cystocele, but I’m sure we can all agree that bladder prolapse is a lot easier to remember. But Wait, Where Does The Bladder Fall? Now you’re probably wondering, if the bladder falls out of place, where does it go? Well, my friends, it bulges or drops…