Ever noticed certain foods, drinks and medicines can affect your vagina smell? Want to know what they are and why? Check out our list.
Bladder leakage or urinary incontinence (UI) – literally peeing when you don’t want to, is the most common pelvic floor issue affecting women across their lifespan and its prevalence increases with age. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is predominant in young women. This is when there is extra pressure on the bladder and your pelvic floor muscles can’t deal with that extra pressure, so things can get a little damp. It is known that urinary incontinence in young people is both under-diagnosed and under-reported. Some of us may not address the problem or seek specialist help due to embarrassment and not even knowing it’s a legit issue! Well, no more!
They say that one in two of us will develop one in a lifetime. Recognising when you have UTI symptoms is important so you can get help early to fight off and beat them well and good. Here’s what to look for. Sex and UTIs Having sex can increase the chance of bacteria being moved around our genital area.
A little more common than you may think, probably because it’s something we feel we still can’t talk about freely, is the experience of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). May be even more taboo is the experience of this visitor…. after sex! With an estimated prevalence of over 150 million UTIs each year, young women come up trumps in those figures.
A former elite athlete and corporate lawyer, Kimberley Smith was used to functioning at her peak. Kimberley was an elite athlete from the age of 18, attending the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra straight out of high school. She played netball at the elite level for over 10 years, representing the NSW Swifts and was a member of the Australia Diamonds Squad. Here’s her story that introduces the real experience that can happen with sports stars and bladder leakage.
Have you ever had pain during or after sex? Do you accidently fart and feel like you can’t control it or hold it in? Do you leak when you cough, laugh or exercise and not told anyone thinking it will go away? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, there are signs of possible Pelvic Floor problems or dysfunctions that you might need help with!