Ten Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Bladder

10 things women should know about the bladderDoes it feel like your bladder is running your life? Like you have to wear black pants when you exercise because they don’t show the urine leaking out? Like you’re constantly running to the bathroom, or you know where all the bathrooms are in the mall?

I meet women every day whose lives have been changed because of pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. I hear stories about how these women have given up activities they love because of worries about urine leakage or discomfort from a vaginal bulge. Unfortunately many women don’t realize how common these problems are, so they are reluctant to talk about them.

Take back control of your bladder – here are 10 things that you should know:

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How do I make sure I get enough calcium?

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When I meet with clients at University of Michigan Health System Nutrition Counseling Centers, calcium is often a hot topic. Most women are aware that their risk of getting osteoporosis is much higher than men, but few know how dramatic the statistics are Continue reading