Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

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Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

A few years ago, I realized that I needed to get healthy for my kids. I weighed around three hundred pounds, and it was really difficult for me to get around comfortably. I was even having problems with things like sleeping and driving, which is why I shifted my focus to a healthier lifestyle. I started eating right and exercising daily, and I quickly realized that my life was improving day after day. One day, after losing about a hundred pounds, I realized that I could run faster than I had ever been able to before. This blog is all about choosing to live a healthier life and doing it with style.

See Your OBGYN If You're Dealing With Urinary Incontinence

A lot of people view urinary incontinence as something that only older people face, but the reality is that many women who are pregnant also contend with this issue. It can be difficult to admit that you have this problem, but this is definitely something that requires the attention of your OBGYN. Plan to make an appointment to discuss your symptoms and how they're affecting your life. Urinary incontinence might seem embarrassing to you, but your OBGYN has ample experience helping women with this issue, and they will be able to help you, too. Here are some ways that your life will change after this appointment.

Less Embarrassment

One of the biggest problems with having urinary incontinence while you're pregnant is how much embarrassment you'll feel when you have an accident. Even if you only have accidents occasionally, you may feel highly anxious as you wonder if someone will notice the wet mark in your pants. This is especially true if you don't have a change of clothing with you or if you're in a location in which it's not easy to get to a bathroom. When your OBGYN helps you to find a solution for your incontinence, you'll be able to put these highly embarrassing moments behind you.

Less Concern

It's possible to have urinary incontinence for a number of reasons. While many pregnant women experience this issue, others do not. If you had a prior pregnancy in which incontinence didn't occur, it can be concerning to think about this situation and perhaps begin to wonder if something is seriously wrong with you. You may experience sleepless nights and a sharp increase in your anxiety as you fret about the cause of the issue. Your OBGYN will evaluate why you're having urinary incontinence, and knowing the reason can often set your mind at ease.

Less Discomfort

Suffering from urinary incontinence can also create a significant amount of physical discomfort. When you have an accident, and especially if you're not able to deal with it promptly, you can experience skin irritation from your wet underwear rubbing against your body. As your OBGYN works with you to treat this issue, you'll have fewer instances of incontinence and thus less physical discomfort. A solution to your physical discomfort can improve your quality of life immeasurably. For example, when your skin irritation is no longer present, you may feel much more of a desire to be active with sports such as jogging.

For more information, contact a women's health specialist such as an OBGYN.