Diving Deep into Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Today I have a guest blog from Dr. Brianne Grogan, PT, DPT.
I interviewed Brianne a while ago for a Couch Talk podcast focused on Pelvic Health…if you missed that, you can still view it here.

As I have been talking about for a while now, keeping your overall sexual health in optimal shape as you age involves a lot of things…you need to have the right diet and exercise, reduce your stress and nurture your relationship, address dryness and other vaginal atrophy symptoms, …

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Sexual health is about much more than sex

I have been posting a lot of new information on my blog lately relating to women’s “sexual health”.
I had already suspected that many of the men who follow this blog were likely getting tired of hearing about all of this “lady parts” stuff (unless, of course, they were passing it along to the special women in their lives…which I always hope they do)…oh, and guys…I have an upcoming blog just for you so stay tuned…
But I hadn’t expected a particular message from a …

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You can choose NOT to live with urinary leakage!

As I discussed in an earlier blog on estrogen , our reproductive hormones naturally decline over the course of a women’s life (and men’s hormones decline too, of course!).
And along with the hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes and other menopause-related symptoms, natural downward shifts in estrogen cause a lot of our issues “down there”.
As we age, along with sometimes painful and embarrassing vaginal issues, such as discharge and dryness, many of us will suffer at some point from incontinence.
Honestly, I have delivered …

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We may be getting better but we are feeling older

Women, I firmly believe the 1980’s saying, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better!” This can be the reality for all of us. And it should be!
Yes, our bodies change as time passes…but too many of us are feeling older than our age. Especially pre, during and after menopause.
So how are women really FEELING…? (what the research says!)
There are many researchers out there routinely doing large surveys and studies about how women are aging, both in terms of actual physiology (hormone changes …

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Pelvic floor strength and support – making it fun and revitalizing

Today’s Couch Talk Guest: Michelle Kenway
Michelle Kenway is an Australian postgraduate qualified Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and author of the internationally acclaimed women’s exercise program, Inside Out. Michelle has produced a number of instructional exercise DVDs for women teaching them how to exercise safely and effectively for pelvic floor health and recovery, physical strength and bone health.
I first met Michelle in 2012, which is when this Couch Talk was originally aired.
Pelvic health is vital to women as they age!
Michelle is a private practitioner …

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