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.
As adults, Herpes zoster, or shingles, occurs due to a reactivation of VZV that has been hanging around in our bodies since we had the primary infection in our childhood. I, for example, had chickenpox at age 16 and recently developed shingles at age 45!
Each and every woman will experience menopause at some point in her life, usually between her late 40s and early 50s. Below are answers to six common questions women have as they enter this, thought to be daunting, stage of their life.
Every day, about 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. For most of them, getting this news is likely to cause a swirl of emotions and questions, perhaps the most important one being: What do I do now?