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    Vaginal Health

    Vaginitis: What’s Goin’ On Down There?

    Vaginal health is an important part of your overall health. But, it is also an uncomfortable topic for many women to talk about. Unfortunately, because we keep most things regarding our vaginas on the hush-hush, many common problems tend to get swept under the rug. However, not to worry, because we’ve got you covered! We’re here to bring some of these not-so-comfortable conversations front and center so you can ensure everything down there is in tip-top shape. In this piece, we’re going to discuss a common vaginal quandary known as vaginitis. Keep reading to learn exactly what it is and what you can do about it.  What Is Vaginitis?  To learn…

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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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    Vaginal Health

    Treat Vaginal Odor: Beating It At Its Own Game

    Vaginal odor is one of those topics that you may cringe talking about, even with your doctor. This silence may leave you puzzled about what is normal and what is not. With over 2,100 scent molecules that create the smell of the vagina, it’s hard to know if your smell is okay. If you’re noticing a scent that you’re not quite comfortable with, there are a few things you could do. Keep reading to learn five great tips to minimize and hopefully treat vaginal odor.  #1 Avoid Using Perfumed Or Scented Soap  When you notice a change in your vaginal odor, you may be tempted to start using perfumed soaps…

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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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    Vaginal Health

    Douching: Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

    Douching is one of the most controversial practices when it comes to feminine hygiene. Seriously, many women consider it a taboo subject to even bring up. But the truth is, there are still so many concerns and questions that come up with the topic of douching, so we think it’s time we talk about this practice. So what’s the verdict? Is it worth it? Does it do anything? What even is douching? Here’s a rundown on what douching is and whether it actually helps with your hygiene down there.  What Is Douching? Vaginal douching is washing the vagina with water and soap or another mix of fluids, such as water…

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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…