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

Doctor and Patient. On screen, colorized x-ray of the urinary system (without pathology).

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?

The Female Bladder

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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Endometriosis 101: What is it like to Have Endometriosis?

Part Two: What is it like to Have Endometriosis? Every month as you move through your cycle, endometrial growths (in addition to the normal endometrial cells inside your uterus) swell up with prostaglandin which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Resources, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments

Endometriosis 101: What is Endometriosis?

Part One: What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis occurs when cells from the endometrial lining of your uterus are found in places they do not naturally occur and this causes inflammation. Oftentimes endometriosis growths attach to organs outside of the Read More…

Posted in Birth Control, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Fibroids, Heavy Bleeding, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Infertility, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms

Hysterectomies: the Why, the What & the When

What is a hysterectomy?  A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, a muscular reproductive organ of the female body. The operation may be performed via abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy. A hysterectomy Read More…

Posted in Cancer, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Resources, Side-Effects, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments Tagged with: , , ,

A New Study on Vaginal Atrophy

An Italian study highlights a link between a treatable condition called vaginal atrophy and a high number of women transitioning to menopause that are experiencing sexual dysfunction. Perimenopause & Sexual Function Perimenopause is a transition Read More…

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Is Hormone Replacement Therapy the Key to Your Menopause Relief?

Hormone replacement therapy balances your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels. Since your hormone production slows during menopause, hormone replacement therapy often helps reverse the effects. Hormone replacement therapy relieves symptoms Read More…

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The Different Hormones Your Body Produces

Your ovaries are a complex system. They create three different hormones that help your body: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When one or multiple of these hormones are out of balance, your body won’t feel up to speed. There are many

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Could Your Abdominal Pain Be Due to Fibroids?

About 80% of women who have fibroids experience no symptoms. The other 20% may experience pain or other discomforts due to the size of the fibroids. These include heavy bleeding during your period or between periods, and prolonged periods. Another

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