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One in four women suffers from some type of bladder weakness, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and many of those women may not know that having a strong pelvic floor (the muscles located on the underside of the pelvis) is an integral part of preventing bladder weakness and improving bladder control at any age, and also improves posture and tummy tone. Women can greatly improve tone and control over their pelvic floor muscles with simple, gentle exercises they can do anywhere.
Men and women have different nutritional needs, and if you’re a woman who wants to ensure that your diet is well-rounded, you may want to consider taking supplements. Here’s a list of the vitamins and minerals that women should take on a daily basis.
If you’re in the midst of that transitional part of every woman’s life called menopause, than you’re no stranger to the hot flashes that accompany it. And it’s likely that you are constantly searching for some sort of relief. Well, there’s good news. There are many different natural methods you can try before you give in to prescription medications which can cause you to have more symptoms and other side effects. One option making a big splash these days in menopause relief is soy.
Yeast infections are uncomfortable and can even be unbearable, at times. Even more frustrating is when you finally get the nerve to go to the doctor to get a prescription and that medication doesn’t work! Believe it or not, natural cures can be more effective!
Are you the type of woman who is guilty of putting everyone else’s needs before your own? Whether you’re a mother, a wife, a house-wife or a career woman, the answer to that question is likely yes! But, it’s important to remember that a healthy and happy woman is better able to take care of others and set a good example. Get yourself on the path to betterment with these seven tips.
Have you had, or do you know someone who has had a hysterectomy? It wouldn’t be surprising! Some studies show that a hysterectomy is the second most common operation for women in the United States, only surpassed by cesarean sections. So, what exactly is a hysterectomy and what warrants a woman having one? Are there alternatives to the procedure? And what are the risks? Keep reading for answers to all of those questions and more!
If you’re a woman – whether in your teens or 40s -- you’ve probably thought about the concept of birth control. And if you’re like me, those thoughts might seem confusing and overwhelming, especially these days. There are more options for birth control than ever before—making it even more challenging to find the perfect option for you. When weighing the pros and cons, ask yourself these five important questions.
Are you looking for a solution to help improve your “bedroom activity”? If you’re a man, you might have an easier time doing so, especially with all the choices – both prescription and natural – out in the market. But, if you’re a woman you may have fewer options. It seems almost everyone has heard of Viagra as an answer to men’s sexual dysfunction, but could women benefit from this drug as well? Let’s take a closer look at women’s use of Viagra.
If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know that it involves many things – getting prepared mentally and physically, changing certain lifestyle habits, and possibly re-decorating a room in your house with teddy-bear wall-paper. Sometimes you might experience a bump or two on the road to delivery and unfortunately the bumps you encounter along the way aren’t always pleasant. In fact, there’s a threat that many moms-to-be may not even know about . . . gestational diabetes. Let’s take a look at this possibly harmful pregnancy complication.
Have you recently given birth? If so, or if you know someone who has, you may want to listen up. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recently issued its latest statistics on postpartum depression, and the figures reveal that certain groups of women may be at a higher risk. Could you be one? Keep reading to learn more about the new statistics and to see if you could be at risk.
Is your mom the type that would do anything for you? Most moms are . . . I have to say. Mine surely is! Well, that sense of “giving” started long before you entered the world. In fact, your mom may have had to endure weeks upon weeks of sickness – and it was entirely your fault! Ask your mom about this time in her life, and she’ll probably be glad to share with you all the dirty details. There’s a few more below as well, so keep reading!
Have you ever heard a pregnant woman say – “The baby is draining my brain!”? Maybe you’ve been witness to a forgetful pregnant woman – or happen to live with one. If you’re pregnant, or recently had a baby, memory loss is not just your imagination. Research has found that pregnancy-related memory loss can occur for up to a year after delivery. Let’s take a look at the details of this recent discovery . . .
How many times throughout your life have you heard “It must be your time of the month” – maybe from your boyfriend, husband, or even your best friend (yes, girls, we can even recognize this attitude in our fellow females)? Menstrual periods are never fun – it’s as simple as that. Cramps, bloating, pain and crankiness are just a few of the many symptoms you must deal with every month. But since you live with them for at least half of your life, you need to learn how to suffer through.
Folic acid may prevent premature births. Has anyone ever told you “make sure you’re taking folic acid!”? If you’re a woman, you may have heard this from your doctor, mother, co-worker, or on the news . . . especially if you are planning at some point in your life to get pregnant. But is it really that important?
Women going through menopause often experience a variety of symptoms – everything from night sweats to increased anxiety to decreased libido. But perhaps the most known indicator of menopause – and the one experienced most by menopausal and perimenopausal women - is hot flashes.