As a woman, we go through stages in our lives where our bodies change, and we may even feel betrayed by what’s happening. Sadly, women’s anatomy is sometimes seen as a taboo topic to speak about. We’re breaking the silence today because we’re going to be talking about urinary health for women, and how as you age, you might run into some urologic problems and we want you to know exactly how to handle them.
First of all, let’s discuss the urinary system.
What is the Urinary System?
This system in our bodies is a compilation of our ureters, the urethra, the bladder, and the kidneys. The urinary system is in charge of urine by producing, storing, and eliminating it. Your kidneys create the urine, and it is sent over to the bladder where it is held through the ureters. The waste is then released by the urethra. Even though this is a system we use every day, most of us aren’t super aware of the ins and outs. This system is also very complex, and blockages and infections can sometimes occur due to diseases or urological problems. Here are a few of the main urological problems that women are susceptible to.
Urinary Incontinence & Overactive Bladder
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine and has three main categories: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and overflow incontinence. This issue is also more common in women because of childbirth, pregnancy, menopause, nerve damage, and more. This issue is often paired with overactive bladder, which is the high frequency of urination, including symptoms like the urge to urinate with or without loss of urine and waking up more than once during the night to urinate. Once the cause has been narrowed down for these issues, your doctor will help you find the best solution, including exploring natural approaches like the use of Rejoice Plus. Rejoice Plus, an oral dietary supplement that promotes maximum bladder control with Vitamin D3, pumpkin seed extract and other natural ingredients.
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are infections within the urinary system. They can be caused by sexual activity, blockage in the ureters, shortened urethras, urinary incontinence, or other urological problems. You may have a UTI if you are suffering from pain during urination, are urinating more frequently than usual, or are suffering from backaches, fevers, or pelvic pain. UTIs are often treated with antibiotics or natural products like Cran-B-PAC which is a UTI supplement. It is made from 100% natural cranberries, Vitamin C, Prebiotic Inulin (fiber), D-Mannose, and Erythritol, which are all natural and safe ingredients.
About Dr. Howard Tay, MD, Board Certified Urologist
Dr. Howard Tay is a board-certified urologist in Arizona certified by the American Board of Urology. He is an active member of the American Urological Association. He has practiced urology in Arizona since 1996.
Dr. Tay is recognized as a leading Arizona urologist, including several Phoenix Magazine “Top Doc” awards for urology.
He is an active member in advancing urology in the state of Arizona and serves on several hospital committees as is past Department Chair of Surgery at Banner Thunderbird Hospital.
In addition to his practice, he is an educator training medical student and physician assistants in urology at Midwestern University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona Medical School-Phoenix Campus.
Dr. Tay and his wife Christina met while still in college at UC Berkeley and have been together through Dr. Tay’s medical school and residency. They have two children, Kimberly and Kevin. Kimberly is currently a urology resident while Kevin is attending medical school.
In his spare time, Dr. Tay enjoys tennis, racquetball, and gold as well as target shooting, restoring classic cars, and home improvement projects. He and Christina love to travel now that they are “empty nesters.”
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