Fascinating information about health, pelvic floor fitness and the PeriCoach System.
Don’t Hold It In: Talk About Tinkling with Your Kids
Whatever your family calls it—“piddles,” “wee,” “doing your business,” or just “going pee”—talking to kids about regular urination is important, especially if your child is showing signs of possible bladder control problems.
Issues like bedwetting, urgency, and needing to go frequently can cause worry and anxiety in kids, and, in some cases, […]
Comparing Treatment Options for Bladder Leaks: Drugs vs. PeriCoach
It has become second nature for many of us to reach for a pill to fix our health woes, a tendency that is often encouraged by our doctors, who routinely prescribe medications for virtually every ailment.
However, medications aren’t always the best option. They’re typically expensive and come with a range of possible […]
Step-by-Step Guide to Properly Exercising the Pelvic Floor Muscles
Leaking a few drops of urine when you overexert yourself, laugh, or sneeze is so common that many women see it as a normal part of life. It’s called urinary incontinence (UI), and while it is prevalent—one in three women experiences UI at some point in her life—it’s not a normal part […]
The Importance of Kegel Exercises for Menopausal Women
Whether you’re tired of going through box after box of bulky bladder pads for embarrassing urinary leakage or you’re trying to avoid ever needing bladder pads at all, we have good news: Getting urinary incontinence (UI) under control is possible with an assistive device like PeriCoach.
One in three women will experience some form […]
10 Questions Every Woman Should Ask Her Gynecologist
You’re sitting on the exam table at your gynecologist’s office, trying to keep your stiff paper gown closed as the air conditioning system sends ice cold air down your spine (why are exam rooms always so freezing, anyway?). You anxiously flip through the pages of a magazine, but your mind wanders.
You glance at […]
PeriCoach: Technologically-Advanced Kegel Exerciser Now Available OTC
The FDA-cleared PeriCoach pelvic floor exerciser, once available by prescription only, is now available over-the-counter (OTC). PeriCoach is an insertable pelvic floor biofeedback device that guides women in properly performing Kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. Improved pelvic floor strength can help prevent, reduce, or eliminate urinary incontinence (UI), a […]
Weightlifting and CrossFit: Pelvic Floor Friend or Foe?
It’s safe to say we’ve all heard of weightlifting. Many of us have even tried it at some point. CrossFit, on the other hand, may be new to many of us. A trademarked fitness program that has taken the world by storm, CrossFit involves “constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity” […]
Exercising Your Core Muscles Without Damaging Your Pelvic Floor
“Push, ladies, push!” exclaims your group exercise instructor. Your high-octane “core fusion” circuit training class is especially intense this week. You hear others in your class grunting and gulping for air behind the sound of pulsating music.
“One more set!” your instructor hollers.
Your abdominals sting with each crunch until it’s almost unbearable, but […]
The Economic Burden of Urinary Incontinence for Women
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common problem among women of all ages (our focus in this article is on women, although men also experience UI). An estimated one in three women suffer from some form of urinary incontinence1—but the fact that UI is so common does not make it normal. Ultimately, UI is […]
Straight Talk About Sex and the Pelvic Floor with Leslie Rickey, MD
Recently, Dr. Leslie Rickey, a urogynecologist at Yale University School of Medicine, participated in a Twitter Chat with the National Association For Continence (@Bhealth_). During the conversation, they cover the topic of urinary incontinence and the connection with your sex life. Data has shown that strengthening pelvic floor muscles can improve incontinence, […]