Women in the Military More at Risk for These 3 Health Issues

Women have served in the military since the American Revolution, but in recent years, more roles have opened up for them. Today, according to a report in CNN, “more than 200,000 women are in the active-duty military, including 69 generals and admirals.” The “Women Veterans Report” released by the Department …

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For Frequent UTI Sufferers, More Water May be the Secret to Relief

Drinking an additional three pints of water a day may keep the urinary tract infection (UTI) away — at least for women who are prone. The study found women at risk of UTIs who increased their water intake by about that much water every day were nearly half as likely …

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Why You Should take Pelvic Muscle Weakness Seriously

Are your pelvic floor muscles doing their job? Unfortunately for many of us women, the answer is likely, “No, not completely.” Because of our particular female anatomy, these muscles tend to weaken. If you’ve experienced leaking urine, that’s a common symptom. Though there are several causes, the main one is …

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The Facts on Urinary Tract Infections

It’s a common misconception that a urinary tract infection (UTI) automatically equals a bladder infection. In reality, a UTI can develop in any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder, ureters, or kidneys. The villain in this scenario is bacteria. When a UTI is diagnosed and treated properly, …

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Interstitial Cystitis – Not Just a Bladder Infection

Barb Zarnikow woke up one day feeling like she had the worst bladder infection of her life. Her extreme pain felt like acid was being poured into her bladder or that her bladder was being cut up by broken glass. She had a constant need to urinate. In fact, the …

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