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High blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, is actually very common in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure occurs when the force of your blood pushing against walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high. If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause serious health issues including […]
Has anyone ever told you that snacking is unhealthy? Snacking has received a bad reputation over the years due to the popularity of unhealthy snacks; however, according to the American Heart Association, snacking can be healthy when you do it in moderation and choose the right foods. Learn how to snack right with our top […]
Stress and anxiety are linked to hundreds of health conditions and diseases from incontinence and diabetes to heart disease and beyond. If you’re dealing with anxiety in seniors, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. In fact, according to the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), as many as 10-20 percent of the […]
In a recent study, a link between urinary incontinence and negative sexual health outcomes was discovered. In a BJU International study, many women with urinary incontinence problems discussed their decline in sexual activity and sexual arousal over the past year or so. Additionally, men with urinary incontinence troubles also noted a decrease in sexual desire […]
When we hear the phrase ‘low testosterone’, our minds tend to lean toward males but women have testosterone as well that is vital to the regular functioning of the body. Low testosterone levels in women can have adverse effects on the body, aside from incontinence such as low energy, increased urine leakage, and fluctuating hormone levels.
Winter months are on the horizon and with the weather changing and colder temperatures rolling in, the chances of getting sick start to increase. Check out our top 10 tips for avoiding colds and illnesses this year. 1. Skip Finger Foods Eating foods with your hands creates an easy pathway for the germs on your […]
In order to understand the role that bacteria plays in urinary incontinence, one must understand the way scientists understood bacteria’s habitation in the human urinary system. The urinary tract has long thought to have been a clean and sterile environment where no bacteria can grow. Since urine is constantly being produced and expelled from the […]
In 2015, Pew Research Center released survey results showing that 68 percent of U.S. adults now own a smartphone and about 45 percent now own some form of tablet. With the growing number of smartphone users, there are now apps available for those with incontinence and caregivers as well. Check out the top 10 apps […]
For many of us over the age of 65, it is harder to sense and respond to changes in temperature. That makes it much more important to have a game plan with summer heat waves on their way. Not to worry – we have 10 tips to help monitor your temperature to stay comfortable and […]
What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is a layer of muscles that support the pelvic organs, which are the bladder and bowel in men and the bladder, bowel and uterus in women. What are pelvic floor disorders? When the pelvic floor is weak or damaged, it does not properly support the pelvic organs. […]
In 2003, March was named the annual National Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month. In honor of this observance, we wanted to share information and tips. MS is a chronic disease affecting the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control and other bodily functions. Science continues to […]
Cervical cancer affects an estimated 12,000 women annually. Unlike so many other diseases though, there have been huge strides in vaccination and screening over the last several years leading to increased awareness, earlier testing and improved treatment options. It’s important these efforts continue to ensure more women stay ahead of this awful disease. As part […]