Each year, NAFC takes part in National Bladder Health Awareness Month. It’s a time to speak out about bladder health conditions, such as incontinence, and is a chance for us to urge everyone to take notice of their bladder health and do something to improve it. Over 25 million Americans live with incontinence each day, but it’s a condition that too often get’s swept under the rug and left out of pertinent doctor/patient discussions due to embarrassment or acceptance.
The truth is, this is a hard subject for most. Let’s face it; incontinence is not something most people want to talk about around the dinner table. In fact, most women wait at least 7 years before even speaking with a doctor about incontinence.
People hide incontinence from their friends, family and even their significant other. Incontinence limits people’s lives and how they interact with each other – fear of having an accident takes precedent over time with friends, family and even work. It’s a taboo subject, but we believe we can change that. And you can help.
This month, take charge of your bladder health and incontinence by taking some actionable steps to manage your condition.
Start Managing Your Condition
Start by downloading our Getting Started Guide, a step-by-step manual designed to help you start managing incontinence even before visiting a doctor.
Help Raise Awareness Within Your Immediate Circle Of Friends
If we all started speaking up a little more about incontinence, it wouldn’t be such a taboo issue. Do your part to raise awareness of bladder health and incontinence by clicking the share links on each image and sharing these facts on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
“Visit nafc.org to learn management tips and tricks on how to have a happy, healthy bladder!
Learn the steps to take to manage your incontinence symptoms at nafc.org.
Exercise is good for your body, and your bladder. Learn more about how to improve incontinence symptoms with diet and exercise at nafc.org.
Incontinence can be hard to deal with. But we can help. Learn more at nafc.org.
Need some help managing your incontinence, but don't know where to turn? Visit nafc.org to find a specialist in your area! #BHealth
Many foods can irritate the bladder, including caffeine. Learn about other bladder irritants at nafc.org.
Up To 45% Of Women Have Incontinence. And while it might be common, it's not normal. Learn more and get help at nafc.org.
Even when you have incontinence, it's important to stay hydrated. Learn more bladder health tips at nafc.org.
Did you know that over 33 million Americans have Overactive Bladder? Learn more about it and how to treat it at nafc.org.
Follow Along With Us This Month
We’re shining a spotlight on Overactive Bladder and will be rolling out a new series of videos on the many ways to treat OAB. Check in with us here on the BHealth Blog throughout the month to watch the videos and learn about management options for this widespread condition.
Make A Donation To NAFC
NAFC has served the public for over 25 years as a non-profit dedicated to educating, empowering, and supporting people living with bladder and bowel conditions. Help us continue this mission by making a donation to NAFC – every cent counts and even a little can help us continue providing services to the over 1 million people who visit our site each year.
Your contribution matters and can make a real difference. It’s how we’re able to continue creating free courses for your local communities. It’s how we’re able to advocate for patients in home and at assisted care facilities for quality incontinence supplies. It’s how we provide thousands of free educational brochures to patients looking for help. And it’s how we are able to increase the awareness of the impact of incontinence on those it touches.
Please consider a donation to NAFC this November in honor of Bladder Health Awarenss Month.
Thanks for all you do to support us! Now get out there, start taking some action, and make some noise!