Posts Tagged ‘pelvic floor’

The 4 Stages of Endometriosis

What is Endometriosis? In women who suffer from endometriosis, tissues similar to endometrial linings are found outside the uterus and in other parts of the body. The endometrial tissue normally lines the uterus and is what peels off and causes bleeding during menstruation. Because of this, endometriosis is characterized by abnormally heavy and painful periods,…

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Vaginismus and How the Use of Vaginal Dilators Can Help

What is Vaginismus? Vaginismus is a condition wherein the vaginal muscles contract persistently or involuntarily. These painful contractions can range from mildly uncomfortable to extremely painful and usually happen whenever: A partner attempts vaginal penetration during sexual intercourse. A woman tries to insert a tampon. The vaginal area or the surrounding area is touched. Vaginismus…

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Vulvodynia – 5 Tips to Overcome It

Vulvodynia, pronounced vul-voe-DIN-e-uh, is a chronic condition characterized by discomfort or pain around the vulva. The vulva is the tissue surrounding the vaginal opening that is supported by the pelvic floor muscles. The irritation, burning, or pain associated with vulvodynia can last for at least three months to several years. It can even make activities…

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5 Yoga Exercises for Postnatal Depletion (Adrenal Fatigue)

According to Dr. Oscar Serrallach, an Australia-based family practitioner and author, postnatal depletion is the condition when a woman suffers from the consequences of pregnancy and childbearing. He says that during pregnancy, the placenta passes nutrients to the baby and taps on the mother’s reserves. This takes a toll on the mother’s body causing hormonal,…

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5 Signs You Have Vaginismus

Some women experience involuntary contraction and tightening of the vaginal muscles, causing them discomfort or pain. The condition is called vaginismus and affects many aspects of a woman’s life. But what causes vaginismus? What are the symptoms? What are the available treatment options? Keep reading the next sections to find out! What is Vaginismus? Vaginismus…

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All About Constipation and How to Fix it

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…

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The Top 5 Yoga Exercises to Stretch your Hips

Tight hips, while very common in today’s predominantly sedentary culture which involves us sitting down in front of our desks for long hours every day, can lead to a host of problems. For one, it can cause the misalignment of the spine, leading to lower back pain or even injury. Hip joints are a type…

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Are high heels bad for my back?

More often than not, women love high heels in order to look leaner, taller, and smarter especially during special occasions. Although high heels are often extremely uncomfortable and have a stigma of being bad for your overall health, this does not stop women from wearing them regularly or even daily in some cases.   So,…

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Everything you need to know about Bladder Pain Syndrome

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…

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6 Essential Women’s Health Checks Every Mom Needs in 2018

Regardless of whether you’re a new mom or a long-time mom, here are some essential women’s health checks you should schedule for 2018. From pelvic floor checks to hormone checks, period checks and mental health checks, we’ve got you covered. 1. Pelvic Floor & Pelvic Organ Prolapse Check Did you know that women’s health physiotherapists…

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