Have you heard other women talking about “Kegels” (and wondering whether you should be doing them too)?Kegel exercises may sound more like something that you do in the gym rather than something you do while you’re standing in line at the grocery store or lying on the couch.But the truth is you can do themContinue Reading »
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Hypertonic Pelvic Floor: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
Women who experience issues with a “hypertonic pelvic floor” have pelvic floor muscles in constant contraction.This contraction causes discomfort and pain, but it can also lead to problems with having sex, bowel and urinary incontinence, as well as many other symptoms.In addition, the condition can affect all genders and all ages. But the good newsContinue Reading »
What Are The Symptoms Of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?
Do you have pain in your lower abdomen?Are you worried that you might have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?You’re not alone. More than a million women across the US develop the condition yearly, with almost 100,000 becoming infertile due to the infection.We most commonly see the condition in women aged 15-25, although certainly not exclusively. It canContinue Reading »
How To Fix Pelvic Floor Tension
Does your pelvic floor feel tense, tight, and uncomfortable all the time?Do you feel like you need to urinate every 15 minutes, day and night?If you cannot coordinate and relax your pelvic floor muscles to have regular bowel movements, urinate, or have pain-free sexual intercourse, you are more likely to have pelvic floor tension orContinue Reading »
What’s Causing My Period Cramps? How Can I Get Help?
Do you suffer from severe period cramps that stop you in your tracks?Menstrual cramps are a common, accepted occurrence that menstruating women experience every time they have a period.But what’s the science? What causes them?Scientists believe that excessive release of “prostaglandins” from the uterine lining as they prepare to shed causes menstrual cramps. While a certainContinue Reading »
Effective Relief For Hip Tendonitis?
Is hip pain getting you down?Is it keeping you awake at night or interfering with sports or your regular exercise routine? Have you been told that it might be “tendonitis”? You’ve probably heard of lots of people suffering from tendonitis of the elbow (i.e., tennis or golfer’s elbow) or shoulder, among other body areas like the ankle. Likewise,Continue Reading »
I’m Getting Headaches Every Day; What Should I Do?
Are you plagued by headaches?A headache is something that most women experience at some time. Many relate to changing hormone levels in perimenopause and menopause, or the menstrual cycle. But not always – especially if you have them every day rather than a few times per month.Many different causes and types of headaches could be atContinue Reading »
What’s Causing My Lower Abdominal Pain?
When women report lower abdominal pain, they sometimes describe it as an ache or cramps in the lower belly.In practice, lower abdominal pain is pain that occurs explicitly anywhere between the belly button and the pelvis.Generally, the pain subsides over time, with most of the reasons for lower abdominal pain turning out to be nothingContinue Reading »
Can Sexually Transmitted Infections Cause Pelvic Problems?
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common and vary in symptoms.Despite that, a segment of the female (and male) population carries a sexually transmitted infection but doesn’t know about it because they don’t have any symptoms. This lack of awareness is a problem because STIs can pose a serious health risk if you don’t treat them promptlyContinue Reading »
The Enforced Concept Of Women’s Shame: How to Heal
For the second in this series of blogs that focus on how society views the female body, and what impact these attitudes have on women’s health, we address the complex subject of women’s health and gender shaming.If you didn’t get the chance, check out the first one here! Gender shaming is happening and we see itContinue Reading »