November is Bladder Health Month!

The Urology Care Foundation, the official Foundation of the American Urological Association, is drawing on the month of November to help break the stigma surrounding bladder health issues and to offer the resources to raise awareness and help start the conversation between a patient and their healthcare provider. 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. Frequent night time urination (nocturia) affects 1 in 3 adults over the age of 30.
During this month we all should focus our efforts on connecting, educating, and empowering individuals across the country to get the facts about important bladder health conditions such as interstitial cystitis, overactive and underactive bladder, urinary tract infections, bladder cancer, urotrauma, neurogenic bladder, and nocturia. Now is the time to take an active role in managing bladder health!

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