The 3 components everyone should know about recurrent UTIs
Your urogenital health (that is, your vaginal health and bladder health) is all related.
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Pelvic floor exercises, or Kegel exercises, strengthen your pelvic floor and improve bladder control.
A journal-style entry from a fellow UTI sufferer, Brianna Murphy.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder. If you are an older woman living with RA, many factors can add up to create the perfect conditions for a urinary tract infection (UTI). Learn about the association.
Menopause is often the term used to capture the entire menopause journey. Surprisingly though, menopause only lasts one day in a woman’s life - the 365th day after your last period. Here, we explain the various stages and what to expect on the menopause journey.
Considering a vaginal probiotic, lubricant or feminine health products? Dr. Alyssa Dweck shares her favorites.
These symptoms could be an indication of a more complex health issue at play. Dr. Bhandari explains what signs you should not ignore.
Have you heard of seed cycling? It’s picking up steam in the holistic blogosphere. While we’re not yet convinced, we are intrigued.
By applying the basics of mindfulness to your sex life, you can experience greater pleasure, connect more deeply with your partner, and feel more satisfied over all.
Does your period show up whenever it pleases? While irregular periods are common, it’s worth paying attention to your cycle since irregular periods can sometimes signal bigger health issues.
Here are the top three ways your period products could be (and probably are) affecting your vaginal health.
It’s an important fact we don’t talk about nearly enough: Menopause — and perimenopause, that period that starts years before menopause begins — can really affect mental health.
We’re reflecting on how women are slowly but surely changing the field of urology.
Nurturing your hormonal health is fundamental to a healthy body and we’ve put together easy steps to do so in your daily routine.
I’ve seen at least 8 gynecologists over the course of my life, and all of them were women. It’s something I never thought twice about. Of course my gynecologist would be a woman.
There are certain foods that you can eat that naturally provide energy without the negative side effects of added sugars and chemicals.
If you’re thinking about trying out the Ketogenic diet in 2020, go you! It’s reported to have incredible benefits, including rapid weight loss.
It can be easy to treat your check-ups as a checkbox. Go there, check the vitals, and bounce with little or no questions. Often times, you get what you give in these situations.
IUDs have become more and more popular. Planned Parenthood reported a 75% spike in IUD use among its patients between 2008-2012. So what is the deal?
Why are urinary tract issues like UTIs, frequent urination, and incontinence so much more common during and after menopause? We’ll walk you through explanations and what you can do to improve overall urinary tract health.
When vaginal bacteria are out of whack, it can cause a mess of pH problems including BV, yeast infections, and UTIs. Learn how vaginal pH imbalance impacts your health and how to get it back in balance.
Healthy ovulation includes two parts: the release of an egg and sufficient hormone levels post-ovulation.
If you’re going through menopause today, or about to, consider yourself lucky in a way: On the internet, right at your fingertips, you can find an endless number of guides telling you what might await.
Period blood is always a fun conversation topic right? But it’s such an important topic to talk about because the color of our period blood can give us health insights if we just pay a little more attention.
Here are some surprisingly common menopause symptoms that most women aren't prepared for.
Are you dreading the start of your period every month? Menstrual cramps are normal, but for some of us girls – normal is very painful!
Nothing ruins a good love-fest quite like a temperamental vagina. Here are some simple ways to avoid post-coital issues, so you can focus on maximizing pleasure.
It’s easy to see why the superfood craze is so appealing. Incorporate these select few items into your diet, and voila! You’ll get all of the essential vitamins and minerals you need.
The key players in your urinary tract are your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
As a parent you need (and deserve!) to take care of yourself while figuring out life with your new baby.
November is Bladder Health Awareness Month. Uqora declares the first-ever National UTI Awareness Day.
Diet plays a big role in our overall health, and our urinary health. As always, it's important to discuss any major diet changes with your physician and find a solution that is best for you and your body.
The vagina naturally contains "good" and "bad" bacteria. It's important to have your diet reintroduce more "good" bacteria to help keep you in balance.
Cervical mucus (or fluid) tracking is one of the most powerful tools for increasing awareness of your fertility.
UTIs can be a bummer for a lot of reasons, but one side effect that can be particularly surprising—and unpleasant—is light bladder leakage.
Dr. Alyssa Dweck, M.D. is a practicing gynecologist in Westchester County, New York. She specializes in women's health, sexual health and menopause.
Dr. Payal Bhandari, M.D. is a leading practitioner of integrative functional medicine and the founder of SF Advanced Health.