As a healthcare professional specializing in women’s health in midlife, I wonder – why don’t women talk about urinary and vaginal health?
It’s a really important question – why don’t women talk about urinary and vaginal health? We don’t mention it to our friends, partners, or even to our doctors, and the result is that women with symptoms suffer alone, and needlessly. The vagina and bladder are parts of the body, just like the nose and the fingers, yet somehow it’s OK to discuss a runny nose and manicure but no one talks about leaky bladders, dry vaginas, or painful sex.
With age, estrogen declines and because it is the main female hormone it has a big effect on the tissues, organs, and systems specific to women: breasts, uterus, ovaries, bladder (men have one too but the anatomy of their pipes is different!), vagina, and vulva.
I recently wrote a blog about this for Mompreneurs, which delves deeper into this topic. You can read the whole post here.
I want women who need treatment to get it.
You shouldn’t be inconvenienced by your bladder or vagina, or give up sex because it hurts. There are things you can do to improve your urinary and vaginal health.
Need help? There’s help. I can help you!
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Are you between 40 and 65 years of age and interested in…
- Knowing more about health and well-being in midlife?
- Finally putting yourself at the top of your list and looking after your well-being?
- Mingling, socializing, interacting, and talking to other midlife women?
- Supporting and being supported by other women like you?
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