Did you know that November is Bladder Health Awareness Month?
That's right! And here's another interesting fact – issues like overactive bladder affect about 33 million Americans.
That's about 1 in 10.
But when you look at just women in America, that percentage gets a lot more concerning.
Up to 45% of women are living with some type of issues related to incontinence.
When it comes to overactive bladder, there are a few telltale signs to keep an eye out for:
- Difficulty controlling the urge to urinate resulting in the involuntary loss of urine (urge incontinence)
- Frequent urination
- Sudden feelings of urgency
- Waking up at night multiple times with an urgent need to urinate
Add to these symptoms the problem of dealing with these health problems from a social angle – many find issues like OAB difficult to discuss and often fall prey to social isolation as a way to avoid embarrassment. We want you to know – you are not alone. It doesn't have to stay that way. And when it comes to talking to your doctor about your health concerns, we assure you, you'll always feel safe and heard – not judged.
If you're currently experiencing any of these symptoms, we suggest seeing a doctor as soon as possible as you may be suffering from a condition like overactive bladder.
At Advanced Gynecology, we believe that you and your health are always the number one priority. Because issues like overactive bladder and interstitial cystitis can really affect your quality of life, we can't stress enough just how important it is to see your doctor for regular exams and women's health screenings.
Because we believe every woman should have access to the quality care she deserves.
There is good news – there are multiple treatment avenues available for women with OAB – from lifestyle modifications to exercises to medication to medical intervention – you don't have to settle for the way things are right now. You do have options.
To ask us questions or to make an appointment, give one of our patient care coordinators a call today at 678.201.1283.
So, don't forget to schedule your health screening and support the cause as we celebrate Bladder Health Awareness Month.