Bladder & Bowel Blog Posts

Anal fissures: The causes, symptoms, and possible treatments

By Heba | May 24, 2018

Anal fissures are rips, tears, ruptures, or openings in the moist, thin, delicate, and soft skin tissues of the anus, the lower rectum lining, or the anal canal that makes bowel movement very painful. This condition can either be short-term and acute or chronic and long-term it remains unhealed after eight to twelve weeks. Although…

TED Ed : What Causes Constipation?

By Heba | May 8, 2018

Watch my TED-Ed collaboration video on: “What Causes Constipation”      

All About Constipation and How to Fix it

By Heba | April 24, 2018

Have you been feeling some discomfort or bloating because of your inability to “go”? If your bowels don’t come as often as they should, you could be constipated. And this is not uncommon. In fact, more than 4 million Americans regularly suffer from constipation, and most of them are women. This is mainly due to…

Everything you need to know about Bladder Pain Syndrome

By Heba | April 10, 2018

Bladder pain syndrome (BPS), painful bladder syndrome, or interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition of the bladder that can cause severe pain or pressure below the navel. Symptoms could be constant or go away and return every now and then.     BPS can cause a wide range of symptoms of varying intensities. It often…

3 Reasons Why You Need to Meditate

By Heba | April 7, 2018

Meditation is not just simply sitting down thinking of nothing or relaxing and breathing in and out. It can be defined in many ways and have different types, but basically, it is stopping the thought process and focusing on awareness such as in breathing. The aim is to achieve a state of thoughtless awareness of…

Constipation and Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia – What Do They Have In Common?

By Heba | December 10, 2017

What is Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia? Pelvic floor dyssynergia is known by many different names including: anismus, puborectalis dyssynergia, paradoxical puborectalis, obstructive defecation, dyssynergic defecation, pelvic outlet obstruction, and pelvic floor dysfunction. To put it simply the pelvic floor muscles are overactive, tight or non-relaxing.   Watch this video on The Overactive Pelvic Floor   What…

How You Should Poop

By Heba | September 20, 2017

Did you know that there is a proper way to poop? That’s right, you’ve probably been pooping wrong for most of your life. If you have issues with constipation, straining, haemorrhoids or fissures, it could be because of the way you poop. You should be emptying your bowels on a daily basis, and it should…

3 Ways To Exercise Your Pelvic Floor

By Heba | September 6, 2017

There are a number of different ways you can exercise your pelvic floor muscles, and it’s more than just kegels. If you’ve fallen pregnant, given birth, experienced bladder or bowel leakage (incontinence), pelvic organ prolapse or diastasis recti, pelvic floor exercises can help your body recover.     Here are 3 exercises to help you…

3 Tips to Stop Peeing During Workouts (and Anywhere Else)

By Heba | August 30, 2017

Bladder leaks during workouts are common, especially during high-impact exercise like aerobics, running and some exercises in bootcamp and crossfit. Double unders, heavy cleans and box jumps are notorious for causing wet undies. Even though peeing your pants during exercise (or any other time) might be common, it’s definitely not normal, and you can fix…

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What is Endometriosis?

By Heba | March 3, 2017

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynaecological causes of chronic pelvic pain. It occurs in a whopping 1 in 10 women and has a ridiculously delayed diagnosis of 7–10 years! So what is endometriosis? Isn’t it just killer cramps? It will get cured by getting pregnant, right? It means you can’t have babies, right? Wrong.…

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6 Specific Exercises Every Mother Must Practice After Perineal Tearing

By Heba | July 15, 2016

  3rd & 4th degree perineal tears are also known as Obstetric Anal Sphincter InjurieS (OASIS). There are 2 grades of OASIS, and these tears occurs in the perineum, which is the area between the vaginal opening and the back passage, and extend to the anus.   First degree tears — small skin deep tears which heal…

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7 Startling Secrets No-One Tells You about Motherhood — Part 2

By Heba | July 4, 2016

I’m going to let you in on a few mind-blowing, life-changing secrets about motherhood that no-one is talking about. Why? Because something I share could save your life, it could save your marriage, or at the very least it could save your sanity and self-worth. No-one is talking about these topics because they are, sadly, still taboo.…

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What is Stress Urinary Incontinence?

By Heba | July 4, 2016

Discover what causes those “embarrassing leaks” Do you leak a little whenever you cough or sneeze or laugh? Or maybe you only leak when your bladder is full and then you cough or sneeze? Perhaps you notice some leaking during sex or when you’re exercising – it may be during star jumps, jumping on the…

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7 Startling Secrets No-One Tells You About Motherhood — Part 1

By Heba | June 19, 2016

I’m going to let you in on a few mind-blowing, life-changing secrets about motherhood that no-one is talking about. Why? Because something I share could save your life, it could save your relationship, or at the very least it could save your sanity and self-worth. No-one is talking about these topics because they are, sadly, still taboo. Which is…

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Pregnancy & Incontinence

By Heba | June 19, 2016

World Continence Week raises awareness for pregnant women world-wide Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control which results in leaks of urine. This can be stress incontinence which is leaking urine with a cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise (including running, jumping, lifting weights), or even during sex. Or it can be urge incontinence which is…

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What Is Normal After Having A Baby? Part 2

By Heba | June 12, 2016

Last week, we talked about what is normal and common after having a baby. We discussed post-partum vaginal bleeding and discharge, abdominal separation, lactation and the baby blues. This week we’re going to have a look at what is common after birth, but not normal. Prolapse is surprisingly common post-birth affecting about 50% of women.…