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    Hormones

    Menopause 101: The Whole Picture

    Chances are, you’ve probably heard of menopause a few times. As an adolescent, you may have overheard your mother or another adult female complain about the famed ‘hot flashes’. Or even listened in as female coworkers discussed the dreaded men-o-pause among themselves. Nonetheless, it likely seemed too far away and unrelatable at the time, but now…it’s real. Aunt Flo Won’t Always Be There You and your period may have gone through a lot together over the years, but Aunt Flo isn’t always going to be there. Menopause is the end of the line, and we usually understand it as a hormonal nightmare if pop culture is to be believed. But…

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    Sex & Hormones

    Bacterial Vaginosis: A Good Vs. Bad Bacteria Balance

    You’ve likely heard of yeast infections, UTIs, and maybe even trichomoniasis, but what about bacterial vaginosis? Bacterial vaginosis, also known as BV, is the most common vaginal infection. It’s most likely to impact women during their reproductive years but can happen at any age. Keep reading to learn about this very common, but often misunderstood vaginal infection.  Healthy Vaginas Are Filled With Bacteria Now before we jump into this, I want to make it clear that healthy vaginas have bacteria. Our vaginal flora is chocked full of the bacteria, lactobacillus, which is what keeps our lovely lady parts healthy. A dash of lactic acid, a dollop of hydrogen peroxide, and…

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    Incontinence

    Cystoscopy: A Clinical Close-Up

    If someone described a cystoscope to you, you’d probably think they were talking about the selfie stick cameras kids are walking around with these days. After all, it is a thin, long tube with a camera on the end. However, this device doesn’t exactly take selfies of you and your friends. In fact, it takes pictures of your bladder and urethra during a cystoscopy. Keep reading to learn why in the world you’d need this and how exactly it’s done.  What Is Cystoscopy?  A cystoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to take a peek inside of your bladder and urethra. There are two types of cystoscopy; a rigid cystoscopy…

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    Bladder Blog

    5 Home Remedies For UTIs

    Most of us have been hanging out with our bodies for a while now so we can sense when something isn’t right. Such is the case when you have a UTI. After all, it’s hard to miss sudden lower abdominal pain, urge incontinence, and burning while you pee. Urinary tract infections account for over 6 million patient visits to the doctor per year in the USA. However, is there anything we could do to avoid a trip to the doctor? Read on to learn 5 home remedies for UTIs you may have never thought of.  And the Prize for the Most UTIs Goes To… Ladies, aren’t we lucky? We’re much…

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    Wellness

    Endometriosis: Shedding Light On Mysterious Pain

    Many of us have heard the word endometriosis thrown around a few times here and there. But chances are, if you ask someone to break down what it is, they’d have a little trouble. Heck, even doctors have trouble diagnosing this painful condition that impacts approximately 176 million women worldwide. So right here and right now, we’re going to break it down for you.  Understanding the Endometrium Before I jump into what endometriosis is, I think it’s important to address the endometrium. The endometrium, also known as endometrial lining, is sort of like wallpaper. It lines the inside of the uterus and plays a major role during the menstrual cycle…

  • Pelvic Pain
    Incontinence

    Exercises To Calm Frazzled Nerves & Lower Pelvic Pain

    Sometimes bladder leaks come with both emotional and physical pain. If your bladder or pelvic pain just won’t go away and its getting on your nerves, our friend Evelyn could have the answer for you. She’s a pelvic physical therapist from New York and here, she shares with us how our nerves can sometimes wreak havoc with our insides. She also has some insights for how to work with (and not against) your nerves to calm the pain. So, if you’re looking for a few tips on how to relax your nerves (and who isn’t?), then read on!  Persistent Pelvic Pain And Your Nerves If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, bladder…

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    Mind & Mood

    Self Love Is The Best Love

    This sort of goes without saying but women are superheroes. While we don’t get the fancy capes, we certainly do possess super strength. Our ability to push out babies, deal with cramps, and endure hot flashes in menopause are all superpowers if you ask me! However, we rarely celebrate ourselves. We often ensure that the needs of our loved ones come well before our own.  Since Valentine’s Day is the celebration of love and affection, let’s dedicate Valentine’s Day 2020 to appreciating ourselves. They say self-love is the best love, so keep reading to learn 8 ways to promote self-care this February.  1. Coloring Books Aren’t Just For Kids Turns…

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    Mind & Mood

    Feeling Invisible In Midlife And Beyond

    Feeling invisible in midlife and beyond is, unfortunately, not uncommon. Aging is especially hard for us women, particularly as you hit menopause. The fact is that we, as women, are held to certain standards. You probably put a lot of value on your appearance and body. even if you don’t realize it. And the changes that we go through as we age aren’t necessarily easy to deal with. It’s not fair that we as women are made to feel this way, but it does nonetheless trigger feeling invisible. But you don’t have to put up with that. You can take steps to ensure that you’re feeling confident and important as…

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    Sleep

    6 Natural Ways To Stay Energized Without Caffeine

    If midlife (and beyond) has you feeling tired or sluggish, you’re not the only one. The insomnia that often comes with menopause can make things worse, not to mention all those things on your to do list that aren’t going to cross themselves off. If you’re feeling like you could use a little energy boost but are tired of grabbing for another cup of coffee, our friend Stephanie has you covered with 6 natural ways to stay energized. Take it from here, Stephanie. _____________ When our energy levels start to diminish, many of us usually pump ourselves up with caffeine and sugar to get us through the day. We may…

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    Mind & Mood

    When Menopause Brain Fog Rolls In

    Raise your hand if you’ve experienced a lack of focus and mental clarity, poor concentration, or slower decision-making since menopause showed up. If yes, then that is what we call menopause brain fog. Menopause brain fog is a real thing, and we’re here to give you a few tips on how to manage it. So, What Is The Menopause Brain Fog? Historically, women have complained about a certain mental block that seems to occur around the time of menopause. Some report having a hard time thinking, as well as difficulty concentrating. Frustratingly, a lot of women have had their worries dismissed over the years, and only recently has proper research…