womens health Articles
2014 IPPS Conference Must-Read Nuggets: Part I
Friday, October 31st, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Last week our staff attended the 2014 Annual Meeting of the International Pelvic Pain Society IPPS in Chicago. During its nearly 20-year existence the IPPS has been a major driver of the progress made in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain. And what makes the Annual Meeting of t... Read more
How to Not Freak out during a Flare
Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Its. Just. A. Flare. Four little words that pack a lot of power for me, because they instantly put the brakes on an impending panic attack. This wasnt always the case. Used to be that when Id have a flare-up of my pelvic pain symptoms, it would devastate me sending me into a pani... Read more
Roundup: What Top Pelvic Health Bloggers are Talking About
Saturday, October 18th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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A gynos ad for Viagra; lessons about life with pelvic pain; overcoming treatment roadblocks; and vagina therapy these are among the blog posts that some of our favorite pelvic health bloggers have posted in the past few weeks. In this blog we offer a roundup of these and other no... Read more
Can Essential Oils Help my Pelvic Pain?
Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Guest Blogger Liz Palmer Pelvic floor discomfort is literally a pain in the ass. The journey from disease to health can be long and frustrating, especially in a culture where doctors shrug their shoulders at pelvic pain. Taking advantage of holistic modalities can make the pil... Read more
Taking a Closer Look at Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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One of the jobs of the pelvic floor in women is to support the organs of the pelvis. But for a variety of reasons the muscle and fascia that offer that support can weaken, and when it does these organs can descend into the vagina causing a myriad of symptoms. This condition is kn... Read more
PGAD: Separating Fact from Fiction
Friday, September 26th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder or PGAD is a condition thats been sensationalized in the media for years with headlines like Nurse has 100 Orgasms a Day. Back in 2012, a few news organizations did cover the condition in a more thoughtful manner after a woman suffering from PG... Read more
7 Heart-Healthy Foods Every Woman Should Eat
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by eHealthGuide
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Mark Twain once said, “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want.” The take-away message? The foods you find less appealing are probably more nutritious and vital to your health. Luckily, today most of us have access to a variety of delicious... Read more
Sexual Pain Part II: A Look at the Emotional Side of Things
Friday, September 19th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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In part one of our blog on sexual pain, we covered many of the physiological issues surrounding sexual pain, in this follow up post, were taking a closer look at the emotional side of the things. So what are some of the emotional issues that those with sexual pain face The best w... Read more
Five Steps to Overcoming Anxiety Around Intercourse
Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Guest Blogger Lorraine Faehndrich How will I ever be able to have intercourse If youve struggled with pelvic pain its likely that this question is very familiar to you. Unless of course youve been pushing all thoughts of sex and intimacy out of your mind since your symptoms be... Read more
The Case of “Vestibulodynia”, Pain with Intercourse
Friday, September 5th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Casie Danenhauer Chief complaints Twenty-three-year old female reports primary complaint as pain with intercourse, but states pain with any vaginal penetration tampons, gynecological exams since first attempts. She reported up to 710 pain with intercourse. Functional limitatio... Read more
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