Women are oftentimes the primary caretakers of their families. They care for their parents, partners, children, friends and thus too often their own health becomes neglected. I frequently remind my patients that if they don’t take care of themselves, no one will be there to take care of everyone else.
Stress can have a number of effects on our bodies, including suppressing the immune system, disrupting sleep, and increased mental stress. Today, I want to share with you some tips to help you cope with the additional stress you may be experiencing right now to better support your overall health.
Once I turned 40, keeping my weight in check became a little tougher, but I could do it by adding some more cardio and keeping tighter tabs on my diet. Towards my late 40’s, the minor struggle started turning into a battle…I lost track of my nutrition, literally gorging on processed food and a few too many glasses of wine, which led to more poor choices
Urinary incontinence in women during and after pregnancy is very common. Pregnancy and the postpartum period are well-established risk factors for urinary leakage.
There are two main types of urinary incontinence that women typically experience: urge incontinence and stress incontinence.
Those of us older moms have heard it all! Over 35 is considered high risk, not ideal, your clock is ticking, you better start soon, you might have trouble conceiving, you’re so brave for starting over, you want your kids to know their grandparents, the list goes on and on. What we need to realize is this is someone else’s opinion projecting on you and all this is doing is putting more pressure on people to start a family within a “preferred” timeframe. In reality, this commonly held opinion really doesn’t apply in today’s society when women are choosing to do other things with their lives before starting a family.