Is Bleeding at Your Age Normal?

Many women experience heavy bleeding at some point, often in the years before menopause and typically due to the effects of estrogen dominance. And most women have been told that any bleeding after menopause is abnormal. Yet, did you know that postmenopausal bleeding is often not caused by cancer or any other abnormality? In fact, […]

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What Is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

Do you pee when you laugh or cough? If so, you are not alone. Urinary incontinence is just one of the symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD). Others types of PFD include pelvic fecal (bowel) incontinence, chronic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse — when the bladder or uterus bulge into the vagina. Having proper control […]

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Dr Christianne Northrup

Liberated from Incontinence

I overheard two women discussing urinary incontinence in the ladies room. One complained that coughing caused her to pee her pants. The other was upset because she leaks a little urine when she exercises. Unable to keep myself from responding to what I consider a woman’s health emergency, I said, “I’m a gynecologist. And in order to prevent this kind of urinary problem, you have to develop strong buttocks muscles and get in touch with your pelvic floor. I recommend peeing in the shower.” They were a little offended by my brash advice.

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