My husband, Jered, and I are one of those couples that can’t wait to give each other gifts. Every birthday, Christmas or anniversary we end up exchanging presents days before the actual celebration. That being said, it was no surprise we couldn’t wait to find out the sex of our baby so we could spoil him or her rotten. I secretly (or not so secretly) wanted a girl, but knew I would be ecstatic about either.
Bio-identical hormones, herbal products and chondroitin tablets, to name just a few, are promoted as being beneficial for treating menopausal symptoms and conditions including osteoporosis. But are they really doing any good? Are they really a good substitute for pharmaceutical-derived therapies?
There are some things about aging that no one ever wants to talk about and pelvic organ prolapse — also known as a “woman’s hernia” — is one of them. As a urogynecologist, I specialize in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders, and prolapse is a very common condition that women need to be aware of.