Take the long view of your health because the “quick fix” often turns out not to be so quick and not to be a fix. Incontinence and prolapse surgery is a prime example of a “quick fix” that is neither. Pelvic reconstructive surgery is major surgery with high post-op recurrence rates (ranging from 5-60%), and [...]
Incontinence and Prolapse
There have been two approaches to incontinence: surgery and pessaries. Surgery is expensive and risky, while pessaries are affordable and work remarkably quickly. Which should you choose, and why?
Have you ever sneezed and felt a small amount of urine spurt out (or something worse?!) Beyond incontinence, you may be suffering from vaginal or pelvic organ prolapse. Find out what surgery can - and cannot - do.
A study reported in the January 29, 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reported overweight women who reduced their body weight by 8% over a 6 month period cut the frequency of their incontinence episodes by at least half, compared to a control group who did not lose a significant amount [...]
Peri-menopause is a time of hormone transition for women. Anxiety, panic, and hot flashes are among the first signs. Here are some tips to help you cope with changes as your menstrual cycle winds down.
Over time, women can experience a gradual weakening of the pelvic muscles due to pregnancy, delivery, nerve damage, weight gain, and aging tissue. The result? Leaking urine, stool, and gas...! Find out what's really going on and what you can do about it.