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Gynecological Cancer: Early Detection and Treatment

There are several different types of gynecological cancers, including uterine cancer, which is the most common, and vaginal cancer, which is the least common. Women of all ages, ethnicities, and reproductive pasts can develop these cancers due to a variety of factors, ranging from lifestyle issues to health conditions and diseases like genital human papillomavirus (HPV), genetic factors, and more.

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The Role of Physical Activity in Maintaining Urological Health

Urologic conditions and health problems affect people of all ages and can range from severe diseases like cancer (prostate, bladder, etc.) to less harmful issues like benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or urinary incontinence.

While each condition has its own issues and complications, as well as treatment and management, there’s no downplaying the significance of physical activity for urological health. The benefits of movement and exercise include the following.

Exercise can offset and manage symptoms of bladder health

One of the biggest benefits that working out offers you is that it can really help improve and manage symptoms of bladder health. Choose low-impact exercises like swimming, cycling, and even walking or yoga that work to lengthen and strengthen your spine, abdomen, and chest while also improving your posture. This helps alleviate pressure on your bladder, leading to significantly less irritation and also general improvement in your symptoms. You don’t need intense, demanding physical activity for urological health—simple movement can often be enough.

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Physical activity can also improve sexual wellness and health

Physical activity for urological health also helps you sexually. Not only does regular exercise stimulate your libido, but it can also have physiological impacts on erectile dysfunction and performance. Exercise helps lower your body weight and offset the effects of obesity, low stamina, and fatigue, and it improves general blood flow throughout the body.

Perform exercises that target not only your urological health but also total body wellness, from heart health to flexibility to mental health. Physical activity is tied to so many aspects of your well-being!

Movement strengthens your muscles and offers you more control

Generally, the way physical activity helps urological health is by allowing you to regain control and functionality of your muscle groups. You should focus on your pelvic floor to help minimize incontinence and bladder leakage, improve sexual function, and help you stay in the best shape of your life.

You will also have an easier time using the bathroom and finding relief as you work out and hydrate yourself. It’s important to supplement physical activity with medical intervention and nutrition to get the best possible outcomes of your treatment and enjoy a wider range of urologic benefits.

Use this guide on what foods and beverages you should avoid when doing physical activity for urological health, because they can irritate your bladder and act as diuretics.

League City Specialty Hospital provides urologic care through leading urologists located within the Houston area. They can help you manage and treat a wide range of urological health concerns and issues through various modalities. Click here to find a urologist who’s right for you. We serve patients in Webster, Galveston, Clear Lake Hospital, and League City.

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Tips for Preventing Orthopedic Injuries During Exercise and Physical Activity

Orthopedic injuries can happen to anyone, even the most seasoned athletes and physically active and strong people. You don’t have to be lifting your body weight in squats in order to hurt yourself in a bad fall, or perform some crazy stunt to end up with a fracture. These injuries can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone.

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