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Vaginal Prolapse: Overview of the Sources, Signs & Symptoms

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  What is vaginal prolapse? Vaginal prolapse is when the vagina drops from its typical location in the body. The vagina is the tunnel that connects the uterus to the outside of a woman’s body and it is called the

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Nocturia: How do I cope with frequent nighttime urination?

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Nocturia is the physical obligation to frequently urinate throughout the night and it affects nearly two-thirds of adults aged 55 to 84, at least a few nights per week. A mild case makes a person wake up at minimum twice

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Nocturia: What are the Causes of Frequent Nighttime Urination?

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Nocturia is defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) as “the complaint that the individual has to wake at night one or more times… to urinate.” There are many possible causes of nocturia and these causes vary depending on the

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Urinary Incontinence: What Should You Do If You Think You Have It?

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How is urinary incontinence diagnosed? Medical conditions should never be self-diagnosed. If you think you have urinary incontinence, please review the symptoms and then consult a medical professional. Your medical provider will ask you about your medical Read More…

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Urinary Incontinence: What are the Leading Factors That Cause It?

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What causes urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is usually caused by hormone deficiencies or problems with the muscles and nerves that assist the bladder. Health events specific to women, such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, can potentially Read More…

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Urinary Incontinence: Let’s Talk About What Urinary Incontinence Is

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Let’s Talk About What Urinary Incontinence Is Urinary incontinence, also called overactive bladder, is defined as the depletion of bladder control. Incontinence is not a disease, it’s a symptom of many different types of conditions that affect the Read More…

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Bladder Problems: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

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Many women experience a variety of bladder issues (like frequency, nocturia, urgency or urinary incontinence) but you don’t have to suffer in silence. A lot of women feel self-conscious about their bladder problems, while others believe bladder Read More…

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What are the bladder basics?

The fundamentals of bladder health; holding and emptying urine.  Let’s talk about the fundamentals of bladder health, what it looks like to have a healthy bladder and the common bladder problems that millions of American women face.   Bladder Read

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Common Health Issues in Women Over 55 

Women are unique. We care deeply about others and tend to put the needs of our family and children before our own. We may notice illness or disease in our lives but put it on the back-burner so that we

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Hydration is Important For Your Bladder, Too!

We all know how important hydration is to the body.  Our body is mostly made up of water, and it requires constant fluid intake in order to function optimally.  Being just a little bit dehydrated can lead to fatigue and

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