Enhanced Wellness Living, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Functional Medicine Clinic
Kelly Engelmann, Founder, Family Nurse Practitioner, Lead Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner
When it comes to women’s health, misconceptions can lead to choices that may not align with the best available medical advice. Kelly and Amanda, our Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioners, are here to shed light on some of the most common myths surrounding women’s health and wellness. Let’s dive into these myths and reveal the truths that empower women to make informed decisions about their health.
Myth 1: Urinary Incontinence Is a Normal Part of Aging
The Reality: While urinary incontinence may become more common as women age, it’s not an inevitable part of aging. Many factors contribute to incontinence, such as hormonal changes, pelvic floor muscle strength, and lifestyle factors. There are numerous strategies to manage or even resolve incontinence, from pelvic floor exercises to lifestyle changes. Accepting incontinence as a norm can prevent women from seeking help and improving their quality of life.
Myth 2: Medication or Surgery Are the Only Treatment Options for Incontinence
The Reality: Incontinence treatment is not limited to medication or surgery. Non-invasive therapies have made strides in managing this condition. Treatments like pelvic floor physical therapy, biofeedback, and targeted exercises can be highly effective. Additionally, innovative technologies such as FemiWave and Votiva offer non-surgical solutions to support tissue healing and improve muscle tone.
Myth 3: “Vaginal Rejuvenation” Focuses on Aesthetics Rather Than Health
The Reality: Vaginal rejuvenation is often misrepresented as a purely cosmetic procedure. However, treatments like Votiva and O-Shot® are not just about aesthetics; they address health concerns such as vaginal laxity, discomfort, and function post-childbirth or during menopause. These treatments can enhance blood flow, tissue health, and sexual function, contributing positively to a woman’s overall well-being.
It’s time to move past the myths and embrace the truths about women’s health. With advancements in medical technology and a deeper understanding of the female body, there are more options than ever to support women’s health and wellness. Remember, individual needs vary, and consulting with a healthcare provider is key to finding the right approach for you.
Enhanced Wellness Living is Mississippi’s premier Functional Medicine Wellness Clinic! We are proud to serve all of Mississippi including Ridgeland, Jackson, Madison, Rankin, Byram, Hernando, Starkville, Flowood, Bolton, Hinds, Brandon, Oxford, Canton, Olive Branch, Clinton, Vicksburg, Gulfport, Cleveland. Hattiesburg, and more! Not in Mississippi? We have patients who travel from Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, and more for these life-changing procedures!