November is Bladder Health Month

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Bladder Health Month

November is Bladder Health Month! (Yes, there is a month for our bladder.) The Urology Care Foundation is highlighting different bladder conditions each week. What’s up for this week? Incontinence, overactive bladder, and stress incontinence.

Did you know:

  • OveractiveBladder (OAB) affects +33M US adults. Don't allow symptoms to limit you! Learn more:

  • OAB isn't a disease - it's the name given to a group of troubling urinary symptoms. Get the facts:

  • #SUI (stress urinary incontinence) impacts 1 in 3 women under the age of 60 and 1 in 2 of all women age 65 and above. Learn more:

  • Females are more likely to get #SUI than men. Learn more about SUI:

  • More than 25 million people in the United States experience bladder leakage every day. Learn more:

  • The severity of urinary #incontinence ranges from the occasional leaking of urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge or that "gotta go" feeling that's so sudden and strong, you may not make it to the bathroom in time. Learn more:

Source: The Urology Care Foundation

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.

Take action today to tackle your bladder problems

Happy Bladder Health Month!

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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.

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