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A Healthy Game Plan for Eating Out When You have an Overactive Bladder

Uncategorized Jan 27, 2020

Always running to the bathroom? Going out to dinner can become very frustrating! Having an over active bladder can cause anxiety when you are out to dinner because often times you are more worried about making the break in the conversation to run to make a trip into the bathroom than what the person has to say!

Overactive Bladder is the frequent and urgent need to empty the bladder. This affects 33 million people in the the US alone. Interstitial Cystitis affects approximately 8 million people and while this is known also as Painful Bladder Disease; it can cause bladder overactivity as well. 

If you have two or more of these symptoms then you may have an overactive bladder.

  • You urinate eight or more times a day or two or more times per night
  • You have the sudden, strong need to urinate immediately
  • You leak urine after a sudden, strong urge to urinate

There are several foods you will want to avoid if you have an overactive bladder. Acidic foods like citrus, tomatoes and vinegar...

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Why Women Need Smart Strategies to Improve Gut Health

Uncategorized Dec 29, 2019

Gut health is important for  optimal wellness for everyone but it is especially important to women! A healthy gut helps to boost your immunity and your mood. It is also important for absorption of nutrients in your diet to help give you the energy that you need to live your life to the fullest.

A healthy gut helps to boost your immunity and can be helpful in preventing Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and infection that affects half of all women . UTIs can cause pelvic pain, bladder pain,  increased urge to urinate, pain upon urination and can lead to blood in the urine.   UTIs can lead to kidney infections and in today's climate of bacterial resistance can lead to recurrent UTIs. Studies in The Journal of Clinical Infectious Disease show that improving gut health through probiotics can restore the natural bacterial environment in the gut and help establish a balance of bacteria that will reduce the balance of E-Coli strains that reside there. E-coli is the primary...

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How to Avoid the One Menopausal Symptom that No One Wants to Discuss

As we approach midlife and menopause, we may start to experience menopausal symptoms far beyond hot flashes. Many women experience insomnia, early morning awakening, anxiety and mood changes as well. 

Menopause may also bring about dry skin or hair and also a subject that many women are too embarrassed to discuss, vaginal dryness. Feminine dryness not only feels uncomfortable but can cause pain during intimacy and also increase incidence of Urinary Tract Infections. 

Thinning of the vaginal tissue, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and trouble emptying the bladder can lead to an increased chance of Urinary Tract Infections during midlife.  UTIS cause bladder pain and can often become recurrent due to bacterial resistance. 

When your body is lower in estrogen, the thinner and dryer vaginal tissue can also be more sensitive. Women can even experience symptoms when sitting and walking due to tissue changes. Pain from intimacy is often experienced as well. Even...

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The Three Tips For Naturally Preventing UTI's That You Need to Know Now

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2019

 

Did you know that fifty percent of all women will experience a urinary tract infection at least once in their lifetime? As a pharmacist of 31 years, I have dispensed prescriptions for urinary tract infections on almost every single shift that I have worked over the years. That is a lot of prescriptions! 

A urinary tract infection (UTI)  occurs when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. UTI's are most common in the urethra and bladder but can also occur in any part of the urinary tract including the kidneys and ureters.

UTI's are extremely painful and can also cause a strong feeling of urgency to urinate. They can also cause burning upon urination and urine that can be cloudy, stained with blood and strong smelling. 

There are many ways to prevent UTI's including drinking plenty of water to naturally flush out the bacteria from your bladder when you urinate. Proper hygiene with wiping front to back and...

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