Did you know there are things you can change in your diet that can make a difference for your pelvic floor and bladder health? There are foods considered to be "bladder irritants" that can effect your urinary urgency and frequency for the worse, such as caffeine, artificial sweeteners, dairy, carbonated beverages, alcohol, etc. Did I just list everything I love... pretty close! How do you get around some of these irritants? WATER. Stay hydrated and you win half the battle. Often I hear clients say they don't want to drink more water because they are already going so frequently in the day, but you really should still drink water to dilute your urine and not allow your bladder to become so aggravated.⠀ #oklahomawomenshealth#oklahomaphysicaltherapy#physicaltherapyoklahoma#oklahomawomensspecialist#pelvicfloorpt#postpartumbody#thevagguru#pelvichealth
💩💩💩... let’s talk about what we look like on the throne/loo/potty... 1) NO squatting/hovering. Why? Because you should be fully relaxed and sitting on the toilet as we want our pelvic floors relaxed as well. 2) NO trying to stop your urine flow as you urinate to “strengthen” or “see if you can” Why? Because again we want our pelvic floors relaxed, not tricking them to contract and possibly retain urine in our bladders. 3) when going #2 ... it is true that having your knees slightly higher than your hips is the best position to have a BM. and 4) NEVER strain. Why? Because it can lead to a world of other problems and it is actually contracting and not relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. Find a pelvic floor PT for bowel/bladder trouble. #oklahomawomenshealth#oklahomaphysicaltherapy#physicaltherapyoklahoma#oklahomawomensspecialist#pelvicfloorpt#postpartumbody#thevagguru#pelvichealth
SLIDING INTO THE WEEKEND LIKE... 🏄🏼♀️ Let’s talk about lubricant. Do you know what’s in yours? Are you tired of the sticky or gooey kinds? DON’T SETTLE. Find one that’s right for you and that you like! Just like our vaginas come in all different kinds, so do lubricants and I’m sure there is a right one for you. Do your homework too and see what you are putting into your body. @goodcleanlove is a great example of a company that is conscious of what they put into their products, and making it 100% vegan. Lastly, lubricant is not something to be embarrassed to use no matter what your age... so NO SHAME IN YOUR GAME GIRL!
Okay so if that speaks to you then lets talk. It is not ever “normal” to leak. Common - yes! But not “normal!” I hear “Well I had kid(s) so this just happens” NOPE. It doesn’t have to if you don’t want it to! So if you find yourself wearing pads and not wanting to anymore, crossing your legs when you cough/sneeze, or changing your clothes after your run FIND A PELVIC FLOOR PT! #pelvicfloorpt#womenshealth#oklahomaphysicaltherapy#pelvicfloorexercise#thevagguru