Category Archives: Womens Health

Physical Therapy Post Prolapse Surgery

Recently, we have gotten questions regarding exercising the pelvic floor post operative surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. At a whole, the lifetime risk for women undergoing surgery for repair of pelvic organ prolapse is 11%. 27% of women will have … Continue reading

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The Many Myths of Bladder Health

Often times many older adults and caregivers hold myths and misconceptions about bladder control problems. These myths or beliefs surrounding bladder health could actually interfere with appropriate or the best treatment and management for bladder control problems. Over the next … Continue reading

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Getting The Most Out Of Kegel Exercises

Whether you first heard about kegels, or pelvic muscle exercises (PMEs), when reading an issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine or when you were looking for help with a bladder control problem, you probably know that you should be doing kegel exercises … Continue reading

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The Best Beverage For Your Bladder

People often seek relief from the summer heat in water—water at the beach or in the pool or just by drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. Not only is water important for hydration, there are also several benefits for … Continue reading

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Incontinence and Childbirth

Urinary incontinence affects 30-50% of childbearing women by age 40. Up to 63% of stress-incontinent women report their problem began during or after pregnancy. Pregnancy and childbirth are also risk factors for fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The trauma … Continue reading

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Urologists, Urogynecologists, and Gastroenterologists, oh my!

There are a number of options for healthcare providers that you can see to address your bladder control problems, but how to decide who to see? Start with your primary care provider (PCP) when seeking treatment of problems with bladder … Continue reading

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5 Facts You Should Know About Incontinence

Incontinence is the loss of bowel or bladder control. Incontinence urinary and bowel is believed to affect more than 25 million Americans. Incontinence affects people of all ages young and old both sexes, and people of … Continue reading

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