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What is Intra-abdominal pressure and how does it contribute to Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Increased intra-abdominal pressure is a large contributor to pelvic organ prolapse and to worsening symptoms.  When you see a pelvic floor physical therapist for pelvic organ prolapse, one of the first things we will look at is how well you…

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Your Period Products & the chemicals in them.

Women use well over 10,000 period products during the years that we are menstruating. If we assume 5 days per period from age 12 to 50, that is about 5 years of cumulative time using a period product of some…

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Stress Incontinence and Metabolic Syndrome: what you need to know.

There is a strong correlation between stress urinary incontinence and metabolic syndrome. In a previous blog, we looked at a research articles examining the relationship between bladder function and metabolic health. In this blog, we want to discuss what that…

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Bladder leakage and Blood Pressure: an important connection for heart health.

Did you know that high blood pressure and urinary incontinence (leaking urine) are related?  New research has been published about the connection between high blood pressure (hypertension) and urinary incontinence.  In honor of National Hearth Health Awareness month, we wanted…

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