Urinary Health Awareness: Incontinence · Other Conditions
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While many of us are not always thinking about our bladder health, Urinary Health Awareness Month serves as a reminder to get the facts about bladder health conditions and to take an active role in caring for our bladder health.
Each year, millions of men and women struggle with the symptoms related to bladder health conditions or disease.
– More than 33 million Americans have overactive bladder – about 1 in 10.
– One in two women over the age of 65 are impacted by stress urinary incontinence.
– Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United States.
– An estimated 1 to 4 million men and 3 to 8 million women have symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome.
– Nocturia affects 1 in 3 adults over the age of 30.
Although talking about bladder symptoms may be embarrassing, your doctor is there to help and has probably heard similar complaints before. Many bladder conditions can be treated by simple lifestyle changes, like diet and exercise. Some symptoms may indicate significant health issues that need to be treated.
This month, the Urology Care Foundation will work together to connect, educate and inspire women and men across the country to get the facts, get diagnosed and take control of their bladder health with a Web page with resources for the public, in addition to its Twitter (hashtag #BladdersMatter), Facebook and Instagram platforms to disseminate this information for public use and dialogue.
– November 7 – 13: Bladder Cancer
– November 14 – 20: Incontinence, OAB & SUI
– November 21 – 30: Bedwetting, Nocturia, Bladder Exstrophy & Other Bladder Conditions/Diseases