November is marked as Bladder Health Awareness Month. As many people don’t really care about bladder health, this month emphasizes taking bladder health serious. Every year, billions of people including children fall for bladder related problems and diseases. Some of these problems are urinary incontinence, wetting the bed, overactive bladder, nocturia or even bladder cancer. All of these conditions are discomforting, uneasy and difficult to deal with.
The Urology Care Foundation has recently opened its Urology Care Foundation Bladder Health Info Center to help the community. Here people can get in touch a variety of free bladder health videos, numerous fact sheets, social media programs, messages, and even the podcasts.
Harris M. Nagler, the President of the Urology Care Foundation says that the foundation encourages people to talk about their bladder health. It is not embarrassing because it is a medical condition and it needs professional help. There is no need to get embarrassed about having bladder issues because many of them are treatable with simple lifestyle changes. Changing the diet and the following exercise can solve many bladders related problems without even going to the doctor.
The Urology Care Foundation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for being the world’s largest not for profit urological health foundation. It aims to support the community having bladder infections by preventing, detecting and finding the treatment of all urologic diseases by using modern research. It is a partner with top class physicians, researchers, and healthcare professionals, to find the best treatment facilities for patients. It facilitates not just the patients but also the caregivers, families of patients and the general public.
The foundation has set weekly themes for November. It is planning to connect with all classes of society especially underprivileged families and women and inspire them to take care of their health. It is necessary to get diagnosed for these infections on time so that the treatment plan can be started right away.
Following is the week by week breakup of Bladder Awareness November.
November 1st week- General Bladder Health
November 2nd week- Interstitial Cystitis, Neurogenic Bladder & Urinary Tract Infections
November 3rd week- Bedwetting & Nocturia
November 4th week- Bladder Cancer
November 5th week-| Incontinence, OAB & SUI
The awareness plan will start from November 1st, Friday.
The Urology Care Foundation has set a new web page that has all the resources for the public. All the news and updates are can also be received through Twitter (at #BladdersMatter), Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
For more details and information, feel free to contact the American Urological Association (AUA) Communications office through phoneline at 410-689-3932 sending email atcommunications@AUAnet.org.