Women are 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.
Only 55% of women recognize that heart disease is the number one killer of women. Breast cancer, which is mainly considered a woman’s disease, is not even close statistically. Awareness, life style modification, and treatment of risk factors is very important. Seek out medical guidance if you don’t quite feel right!
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.
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