Get the Facts, Get Diagnosed and Take Control of Your Bladder Health
The Urology Care Foundation and the American Urological Association (AUA), together with the Bladder Health Alliance — a coalition of groups representing physicians, patients and veterans — are drawing on the month of November as a vital reminder to get the facts about common bladder health problems and to encourage the public to take an active role in managing their bladder health.
Each day, millions of Americans struggle with the impacts of bladder conditions and diseases such as urinary incontinence, overactive and underactive bladder, interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infections, nocturia, bladder cancer, urotrauma and neurogenic bladder. These can impact an individual’s health, quality of life, and result in significant health costs.
Bladder Health Month is a great time to focus on connecting, educating and empowering individuals to take control of their bladder health. Most Americans are still not yet talking to their healthcare provider about their bladder health symptoms because they are too embarrassed, but several bladder conditions can be treated through simple lifestyle changes, behavior modifications or diet and exercise.
Awareness is critical when it comes to reducing the stigma associated with incontinence and other bladder health conditions and symptoms.
Take your first steps toward taking control of your bladder health by downloading the free Incontinence Patient Guide provided by the Urology Care Foundation.
Read our recent blog post: Hey Ladies! Let’s talk urinary incontinence
Boulder Medical Center’s Urology Department is here when you need help optimizing your bladder health. Dr. Carolyn Fronczak offers high quality urologic care for men and women, specializing in preventive, minimally invasive, and surgical treatment options.
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