Dr. Jessica Shepherd is a gynecologist and the founder of Her Viewpoint, an online women’s health forum. She is also seen regularly as an expert on Dr. Oz and CBS News. She contributes to several leading publications including Women’s Day, Women’s Health, Essence and Just Parenting and for several blogs including MadameNoire, Cafe Mom, She Knows and Lux and Concord. As a health care expert, she strives to educate women on their bodies and as a national speaker, her mission is to empower women and to promote awareness on our health
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) impacts 35 million women. Women do not openly talk about the issue because of the stigma often associated with bladder leakage. However, SUI affects women of all ages and, up until this point, there are options to help treat it ranging from surgery to use of a pad/liner to absorb leaks. Also there has been another change in the management of SUI with a new product, Poise Impressa Bladder Supports, the first over-the-counter internal product. It helps prevent leaks before they happen.
Women do not need to feel isolated, but should instead be empowered to educate themselves on their options.
Dr. Shepherd answers all your embarrassing bladder questions on Page 2.