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Johns Hopkins Article Reveals that High-dose Turmeric May Cause Iron Deficiency Anemia

The adage is true:  Too much of anything isn’t necessarily a good thing.  On June 9 Johns Hopkins published “Iron Deficiency Anemia Due to High-dose Turmeric”.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6414192/ The article reveals that high dosages of turmeric (in this case 538 mg daily) may prevent the absorption of iron in the gut, causing iron deficiency anemia. The article reveals that high dosages...

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Dealing with Dementia: Dr. Peipei Wishnow’s Own Story about Memory

This is Dr. Peipei Wishnow. Today I want to share my personal story about how hard it is when a loved one has dementia, and why I am so passionate about protecting brain health and memory as we age.  I would also like to reveal to you what I have discovered. Me & My Mother My mother turns 93 years...

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Poor sleep may increase loss of bladder control: getting a good night sleep matters

We know that bladder control issues can disrupt your sleep, but now a study also suggest that poor sleep quality could lead to loss of bladder control and occasional incontinence. These findings remind us all that a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our health. New England Research Institutes of Watertown, Massachusetts...

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Aging Bladder and Frequent Urination in Healthy People

Frequent urination during the day or at nighttime affects millions of people 50 years and older including those who otherwise consider themselves pretty healthy. We often receive questions like this, “I am only 55. I exercise regularly, eat right and have a healthy weight. Why do I have to pee so often?” Although the common causes for frequent urination are...

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Managing Loss of Bladder Control without Side Effects

Side effects are a major factor for consumers to discontinue the usage of the bladder medications- more than 50% of the consumers discontinued the usage within six months, and only 10-20% were still taking the medications after 6-12 months, according to a Consumer Report study. The most common side effects include dry mouth, constipation, upset stomach and dry eyes. Since...

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Yoga May Help Women’s Manage Symptoms of Bladder Control Loss

Yoga is all the rage but did you know that yoga may help women’s occasional urinary incontinence and bladder control loss as well? A new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) showed that engaging in this ancient form of exercise and meditation may help women reduce suffering from urinary incontinence. Yoga may help women manage symptoms of...

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Female Triathletes and Loss of Bladder Control Issues

A new study from the Loyola University Health System (LUHS) indicates female triathletes may experience loss of bladder control issues. The study results were reported at American Urogynecologic Society scientific conference in Washington, in July 2014. Based on Colleen Fitzgerald, MD, study investigator and physiatrist, LUHS, “There has been a surge in popularity of high-impact sports such as triathlons, but...

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Loss of Bladder Control as a Side Effect of Medication

Hypertension medication is one of the most prescribed medications in America. If you or your loved ones are currently on this type of medication, you may want to be aware that hypertension medication may cause loss of bladder control of occasional incontinence by relaxing the smooth muscles in the urethra and sphincter located at the bottom of the bladder. Under...

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Loss of Bladder Control Happen to Many, Celebrities Included, and the “Show” of Life Must Go On!

I’ve shared several stories with you about famous people we all know and admire who have struggled with bladder control issues. The loss of Bladder control issues happen to many, celebrities included.  Isn’t it nice to know that the people we look up to are human too? And that they face the same challenges as we do? Here I am...

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