As we age, our pelvic floor gets weak. What can women do to keep it strong? People are very shy or embarrassed to talk about their pelvic floor. How do hip fractures and an overactive bladder go together? We lose muscle strength, starting in our 30s. How do you fix an overactive bladder? When does it make sense to do surgery? Surgery should be a last resort and it should also be noted that it’s not even a permanent solution! How is an osteopathic doctor different from a medical doctor or a pelvic floor specialist? When it comes down to it, the body wants to heal itself. How did Dr. Betsy become the first female who was board certified in Urogynecology? How does scar tissue impact the pelvic floor? You can have a physical therapist for any part of your body. If your pelvic floor is weak, you need a physical therapist to help you. Dr. Betsy shares some of the fascinating advancements in medical technology that can help you rejuvenate your pelvic floor. What other major issues can the pelvic floor experience as we get older? What can women do to reduce their urinary tract infections? Dr. Betsy shares some of the common causes of pelvic pain. There are some psychological aspects between pelvic pain and your sex life. Don’t let it get worse! What products does Dr. Betsy recommend? Women multitask almost everything in their lives and sex is the one thing you shouldn’t multitask on! What can people buy at Dr. Betsy’s health store?
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf has helped women with pelvic pain and bladder leaking issues since 2005. It’s a hidden problem as many people are too embarrassed to talk about their condition. In this episode, Dr. Betsy shares what both men and women need to be aware of to help strengthen their pelvic floor and to prevent some key health issues from cropping up as we get older.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf takes a holistic body-mind-spirit approach to healing and wellness. She believes many of the answers to a healthy life are found within. She views her role in life as your wellness guide. She is a premier women’s health expert, entrepreneur, inventor, and business leader, who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery for over 20 years. Dr. Greenleaf is a trailblazer as the first female in the United States to become board certified in Urogynecology.
Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:
Dr. Robyn Benson’s Free Youthful Aging eGuide
Connect with Dr. Betsy: pelvicfloorstore.com, an online store dedicated to finding reliable products for pelvic health.
Dr. Betsy also manages a blog at drbetsygreenleaf.com, and she is the host of Some Of Your Parts Podcast, someofyourparts.libsyn.com.
“You can’t just ignore one part of your body and expect everything else to work well.”
“50% of women will have a pelvic floor health problem at some point in their life and 30% of men. Those numbers are grossly underreported.”
“We lose muscle strength, starting in our 30s and we can have muscle weakness; by the time we’re in our 60s, we’ve lost 30% of our muscle strength.”
“Here’s the biggest problem with pelvic pain, when people have sex with pelvic pain, they stop having sex, when you stop having sex, your tissue doesn’t stay healthy.”