IT‘S BLADDER HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH!
Thanks for visiting nafc.org! November is a very special time for us as we work to raise awareness of bladder health issues. There are so many treatment options available that we believe no one should have to suffer in silence. Unfortunately, many people suffer with incontinence in silence. NAFC is on a mission to change that. We offer education, support, community and advocacy to those living with incontinence.
Check out everything on this page to learn more about what we're doing to raise awareness and how you can help. Scroll through the page or click the links below to jump to what you're most interested in. Thanks for helping us spread the word!
Living With OVeractive Bladder - A Video Series BY NAFC
Overactive Bladder affects nearly 33 million people worldwide. It’s a condition that causes frequent, urgent trips to the bathroom, and can sometimes include bladder leakage. But there are ways to manage it. Watch our newest video series, and our focus this Bladder Health Awareness Month, Living With Overactive Bladder, to learn about the many ways you can treat this condition.
LIVING WITH OVERACTIVE BLADDER
Medications And Injections For OAB
Managing OAB WITH BEHAVIOR MODIFICATIONS
Advanced Therapies For Overactive Bladder
Using Absorbent Products To Manage OAB
Surgical Options For Overactive Bladder
BE STRONG CLASs Listings: TAKE A CLASS & Learn About The Importance Of Your Pelvic Floor
Each year, NAFC and Physical Therapists across the country work together to bring you free educational classes on your pelvic floor. These classes teach you how to keep your pelvic floor strong and healthy, and how to address specific symptoms like incontinence, sexual dysfunction, menopausal symptoms, prostate issues, and our newest class, Pregnancy And The Pelvic Floor. Click the link below to see all the classes being offered and find one in your area!
Encourage others to start talking and gain control of their bladder health! We've made it simple for you to share National Bladder Health Month news, resources, tips and tools with your friends, family and healthcare providers. Just click on the share links in each image to share on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!
Visit nafc.org to learn bladder management tips and tricks on how to have a happy, healthy bladder! #BHealth
Learn tips 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
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.
Need some help managing your incontinence, but don’t know where to turn? Visit nafc.org to find a specialist in your area! #BHealth
Incontinence can be hard to deal with, but NAFC can help. Learn more at nafc.org
Many foods, including caffeine, can irritate the bladder. Learn about other bladder irritants at nafc.org #BHealth
Even with incontinence, it's important to stay hydrated. Learn more bladder health tips at nafc.org. #BHealth
Over 33 million Americans have Overactive Bladder! Learn more about it and how to treat it at nafc.org. #BHealth
More BLADDER AND BOWEL HEALTH STATS
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Take “The State Of Incontinence” Survey
NAFC’s 1st annual survey is designed to better understand how incontinence affects a person’s life. Please share your experiences with us in this short survey! Your input will help us to create valuable tools and resources for those living with incontinence.
Donate to NAFC to make a difference! Each year NAFC reaches over 1,000,000 people looking for education and support for incontinence. Helps us remain a FREE resource to those touched by incontinence and help us show everyone that life Is possible without leaks.