Women’s Pelvic Health - What you Need to Know

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Orange Coast Memorial
Featured speaker:

Varuna Raizada, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Raizada was born and raised in the small town of Jammu, nestled in the Himalayan mountain range. She attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College, in the southern part of India. In 2007, she completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Her passion for female pelvic health led her to the University of California, San Diego where she completed a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship. Dr. Raizada is also a Board Certified OB/GYN. She acquired valuable skills in female pelvic ultrasounagraphy and used it to study women with urinary and fecal incontinence. Thereafter, she completed her training in the sub-specialty of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery while obtaining a Master’s Degree in clinical investigation at the University of Rochester in upstate New York.

Dr. Raizada specializes in female urinary and fecal incontinence; uterine and vaginal prolapse; recurrent urinary tract infections; painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis); female sexual disorders and genital dermatological disorders.

Podcast Summary

Roughly one quarter of all U.S. women are affected by a pelvic floor disorder, according to research conducted by the National Institute for Health.

Weakened pelvic muscles may result in incontinence, discomfort and activity limitation.

Dr. Varuna Raizada, a specialist in Urogynecology and a board certified OB/GYN with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, discusses these disorders, how to prevent weakened pelvic muscles and treatment options for women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders.