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How to Use Vaginal Dilators after Radiation Therapy

Cancer can start in the cervix, uterus, rectum, or bladder and spread to the vagina. A typical treatment is radiation therapy which kills cancer cells directly. Pelvic radiation therapy can result in radiation-induced vaginal stenosis (VS), a common side effect of radiation therapy. Your vagina can narrow or stick together due to adhesions and scarring…

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Bad Bladder Behavior: 5 Ways to Retrain Your Bladder

People consider addressing behavior when their choices lead to unwanted consequences. Eating too many sugary sweets today may lead to kidney disease tomorrow. That extra glass of wine can result in you wetting your pants by morning. And dehydration can lead to constipation. In order to improve your condition, you must decide to change behaviors…

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Incontinence Under Control: These 6 Lifestyle Changes Can Help Keep You Dry

Starting a pelvic floor muscle training program is highly encouraged to benefit individuals with incontinence issues and is supported by the scientific community. But, what happens when incorporating an exercise program at home is not enough? Often, people quit their prescribed pelvic floor muscle training program prematurely for many reasons: Education Age Incontinence severity Memory…

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How Breathing Can Help Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

How does breathing affect your pelvic floor? The act of breathing seems so simple since it’s a practice we’ve all experienced since birth. Even when you’re not paying attention, you draw air into your lungs automatically and rhythmically. Your diaphragm contracts down into your abdomen, which creates a domino effect of expansion around your core…

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3 Physical Therapy Treatments to Relieve Pelvic Pain after Cancer

Written by Dr. Charlotte Singletary, PT, DPT   As a cancer survivor, you persevered through hardship and trauma. While that is definitely something worth celebrating, part of you may feel like something is still “off”. You may not feel like the same person you once were. You may be experiencing lingering side effects from treatment…

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The Best Positions to Breastfeed Your Baby

Breastfeeding Body Mechanics There are a lot of new feelings and emotions that come with a new baby. There will also be a lot of new aches, pains and sensations you didn’t have before while performing everyday tasks. For example, you’ll feed your new baby an average of 8-12 times every day. That’s a lot…

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