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National Bladder Health Week November 14-18

11-12-2011 06:52 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: National Association For Continence

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National Bladder Health Week is November 14-18, 2011. The National Association For Continence (NAFC), as part of its Bladder Health Awareness campaign, is hosting free, online activities throughout Bladder Health Week to educate participants about prevention, treatment and management options for urinary incontinence.

It is estimated that over 25 million adult Americans routinely experience loss of bladder control. Because age is a risk factor for such health problems, the prevalence of those experiencing these problems is likely to grow as a result of the aging baby boomer generation. Bladder control problems can result from a variety of causal factors including obstetrical, surgical or other trauma and neurological diseases in addition to the aging process itself.

Each day of Bladder Health Week will focus on a different aspect of bladder control problems. Overactive bladder, the relationship between a health care provider and their patient, bladder retraining, women's pelvic floor issues and male stress urinary incontinence are topics that will be included during this health observance. Blogs, webinars and Twitter chats will help educate the public about the topics covered during Bladder Health Week.

About NAFC
The National Association For Continence is a 501(c) 3 corporation whose mission is threefold: 1) to educate the public about the causes, diagnosis categories, treatment options and management alternatives for incontinence, voiding dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis and related pelvic floor disorders; 2) to network with other organizations and agencies to elevate the visibility and priority given to these areas; and 3) to advocate on behalf of consumers who suffer from such symptoms as a result of disease or other illness, obstetrical, surgical or other trauma, or deterioration due to the aging process itself. NAFC is broadly funded by consumers, health care professionals and industry. It is the world’s largest and most prolific consumer advocacy organization devoted exclusively to this field.

The National Association For Continence
PO Box 1019
Charleston, SC 29402
Contact: Allison Wilfong

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