Bladder Health Awareness 2020
November 2, 2020
November is Bladder Health Awareness Month and Tranquility is committed to educating our community on the stigma surrounding incontinence, treatments available, and tools to help manage incontinence.
Individuals with bladder control issues may not realize how many Americans, and people around the world, are just like them. In fact, over 24 million Americans have some level of incontinence. Worldwide, there are 200 million people who experience incontinence.
Don’t Wait to Talk to Your Doctor
It is highly recommended to speak with a doctor if you or someone you know has bladder leakage. Nearly two-thirds of women have not discussed their symptoms with a doctor, and on average, women wait 6.5 years before obtaining a diagnosis for their bladder control problems. Don’t know what to ask your doctor? We’ve compiled the Top 6 Questions to Ask your Urologist. If you don’t have a urologist, talk to your primary care physician or another medical professional.
For more on Bladder Health Awareness Month, check out the resources available from the Urology Care Foundation and the National Association for Continence. You can download guides and tools to help manage incontinence, read tips and facts about bladder health, and listen to podcasts about different bladder conditions.
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