THE OVERACTIVE BLADDER: Facts to know

The overactive bladder is a very common problem that causes distressing and inconvenient symptoms. It can cause you to rush to the toilet many times during the day and night, and can sometimes also cause you to leak some urine before you reach the toilet. These symptoms are usually caused by the bladder muscle squeezing…

EFFECTS OF PREGNANCY ON THE PELVIC FLOOR

Pregnancy and childbirth can have a lasting effect on pelvic floor muscles in women. It is therefore important to look after these muscles during this important time. The pelvic floor is a broad sling of muscles, ligaments and sheet-like tissues that stretch from thepubic bone at the front of the body, to the base of…

PCOS

PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome is a very common endocrine disorder seen among approximately 1 in 5 women of reproductive age. It is an important health concern and represents a major health issue affecting young women today. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. Symptoms include infrequent or absent periods, excessive body hair growth, acne, obesity and…

MENOPAUSE: WHAT DO WE KNOW?

Women currently spend nearly one third of their lifetime in the menopause. Menopause is a natural change marking the cessation of a woman’s reproductive capability and considered a normal part of aging when it happens after the age of 40. The process of menopause does not occur suddenly, but is a regular change which could…

PELVIC HEALTH MATTERS

Did you know that one in three to four women are affected with one or more pelvic floor problems? Pelvic floor disorders occur when muscles and connective tissues of the pelvis weaken. These muscles form a sling across the opening of the woman’s pelvis thus holding the bladder, uterus and rectum in place. The three…

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