Updated: Nov 23
Welcome to Week 2 of Bladder Health Month! The Urology Care Foundation is highlighting different bladder conditions each week. What’s up for this week? Interstitial Cystitis, neurogenic bladder, bladder infections and UTIs.
Did you know:
Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition causing bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pelvic pain. The pain ranges from mild discomfort to severe pain. The condition is a part of a spectrum of diseases known as Painful Bladder Syndrome. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354357
Interstitial Cystitis (IC) feels like a urinary tract infection (UTI) but does not respond to antibiotics. IC can affect anyone. Get the facts about IC symptoms & treatments at: http://bit.ly/2e25ZUE
10-in-25 women and 2-in-25 men will have at least one #UTI in their lifetime.
In people with #NeurogenicBladder, the nerves and muscles don't work together very well. As a result, the bladder may not fill or empty correctly. Read a fact sheet on this condition here: http://bit.ly/1jesfJt
Source: The Urology Care Foundation
Remember, many specialists are equipped to assist you with any bladder problems you may be experiencing, including your primary care physician, OB-GYN, urogynecologist, urologist, or you can schedule a virtual appointment with me for guidance. Pelvic physical therapy is a first-line treatment for many bladder conditions, including overactive bladder and stress urinary incontinence.
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Happy Bladder Health Month, Week 2!
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About the Author:
Angela is the owner of My Pelvic Therapy, PLLC and a licensed physical therapist. Prior to starting her telehealth private practice, she worked as a senior physical therapist for 17 years at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL, specializing in helping both women and men overcome their pelvic floor challenges. She received her physical therapy degree from Duke University, biology degree from University of Illinois, and is a lifelong learner of all things PT.