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Encourage others to start talking and gain control of their bladder health!  We've made it simple for you to share National Bladder Health Week news, resources, tips and tools with your friends, family and healthcare providers.  We have a variety of  simple activities you can choose from to promote awareness of bladder health.  They are cut and paste one of the sample newsletter or emails below.

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NAFC is a non-profit offering resources for people struggling with incontinence, adult bedwetting, OAB, SUI, nocturia, neurogenic bladder, and pelvic floor disorders like prolapse. 

INCONTINENCE STORIES FROM EXPERTS AND REAL PEOPLE | BHEALTH

Check out the BHealth blog to hear expert advice, real stories from people suffering from incontinence issues, tips on managing adult bedwetting, how to care for a loved one, and how to maintain a healthy pelvic floor.

 

Supporting Your Husband’s Bladder Health Treatment this Men's Health Month

Steve Gregg

As part of Men’s Health Month, we are rallying behind men and encouraging greater awareness of bladder, bowel, and prostate issues men often face. Men have the capacity to struggle with many of the same bladder and bowel health concerns as women but often struggle to be open, honest, and transparent about those difficulties.

Being a wife of a man with a bladder or bowel concern puts you in a unique position to be a listener and supporter throughout their treatment.

Our three tips for helping your husband resolve his bladder concern are as follows:  

  1. Be open and available to talk about his treatment when he is ready.

    So often, men take a silent sufferer approach to health because they think they have to do everything with courage and bravery. It might be helpful to your spouse if you can make it clear that your willingness to talk about their experience doesn’t negate their ability to face their health situation ‘like a man.’


     
  2. Offer to help refill his prescriptions or pick up absorbent products for him during your normal errands. 

    It’s good for him to know how and where to get the medication and supplies he needs, but helping your husband by picking things up for him can be a real boost in the midst of this change.
     
  3. Check in and make sure he is following up with his Doctor as he was advised to.

    Details can be lost on a person when they’re given a diagnosis less than desirable. It’s not just your husband who forgot the advice and follow up procedures his doctor gave him-- it’s most people. Use this checklist to determine what follow up your husband needs to complete. 

Lastly, check our section on the website entirely devoted to male incontinence. You’ll be able to learn more about stress incontinence, enlarged prostates, and fecal incontinence.