Breakthrough Fixes for Every Woman Over 40

More than ever, successful 40-something women are juggling marriage, children and a career. Yet there is a flipside to all this experience – getting older means there might be some bumps along what used to be a smooth road. Don’t let your age slow you down; Dr. Oz has strategies to help you tackle your biggest trouble spots.

Breakthrough Fixes for Every Woman Over 40

Once you hit 40, you might begin to not look and feel as good as you did in your younger years. These changes are a natural part of the aging process, but they shouldn’t hold you back. Below are ways to breakthrough your most common complaints.

The Obstacle: Incontinence
Almost half of women over 40 struggle with incontinence. It’s more common than diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. Yet, shockingly only 40% of these women actually talk to their doctors about it.

Breakthrough: A Sling Procedure
Transvaginal mesh is an out-patient procedure that only takes 15 minutes to complete. A sling is created around the neck of your bladder and urethra, which is the transport tube that carries urine to the bladder. This hammock alleviates tension on the urethra and prevents leakage. Sling procedures are usually covered by insurance. Talk to your doctor to see if this procedure is right for you.

The Obstacle: Signs of Aging on Your Face
Women over 40 make the common mistake of piling on makeup, which actually makes them look older. A better solution is to play up one main feature or open up your eyes.

The Breakthrough: Liquid Lash Extensions
These extensions are like fake eyelashes in a bottle. Put on one coat of mascara, then apply the lash extender. The fibers fill in the spaces between your natural lashes creating both length and volume. Costing under $20 and simple to apply, this beauty breakthrough is an easy way to give your eyes the boost they need.

The Obstacle: Difficulty Responding Sexually
Women in their 40s need more stimulation than women in their 20s to sexually respond.

The Breakthrough: Infrared Heat Massager
This massager comes with different attachments and an infrared light. It works on your muscles, but you can also use it on your genitals. The heat works to promote blood flow to the clitoris area, as does the vibratory sensation, increasing sexual response.

The Obstacle: Problems With Memory
Again, hormones and stress play a role in memory loss, which is common for women over 40.
The Breakthrough: Turmeric With Pepper
Turmeric has been proven to help with memory, but it’s difficult to absorb through your intestines. The active ingredient in pepper called piperine can incresase the absorbion by 2,000 fold, maximizing the benefits.

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