Staying Healthy

Drink cranberry juice

Regular consumption of cranberry juice may be linked to reducing the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs).

According to recent studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, regular consumption (more than twice daily) of cranberry products such as juices and cranberry extract pills were more effective in women with recurrent UTIs.

Taking cranberry extract pills along with Vitamin C is an easy and therapeutic way to prevent urinary tract infection.

Ask our physicians about purchasing these products in our office.

Interstitial cystitis (IC Smart Diet)

Many people living with interstitial cystitis (IC) is a challenge that requires creativity, patience and determination because there is no cure for IC—or one effective treatment that works for everyone. People with IC discover must take an active role in managing their health with regular exercise, managing stress, getting more restful sleep and quitting smoking.

Certain foods can cause additional disctress when you’re suffering with intersitital cystitis (IC)? Typically,foods high in acid and potassium, as well as beverages containing caffeine and alcohol, should be avoided.

Bicycle Riding

Bike riding is a healthy and fun way to exercise, but for some women, it can cause problems. Sitting on a bicycle seat puts pressure on the blood vessels and nerves that bring blood and sensation to your clitoris, vagina and labia. When these nerves are damaged, you may have decreased sensation in the genital area, making it more difficult to experience sexual pleasure and orgasm.

The numbness occurs most commonly when the handlebars are lower than your seat, causing you to lean forward, placing more pressure on the perineum rather than the sitz bones. Makes a few adjustments to the setup of your bike can reverse the problem.