Bladder Health Month 2017
Learn all about bladder health and what NAFC is doing to spread the word in honor of Bladder Health Awareness Month. Then do your part to help!
Thanks for visiting nafc.org! November is a very special time for us as we work to raise awareness of bladder health issues and try to show everyone that they don't have to live with incontinence - Life Is Possible Without Leaks! 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!
Watch The Life Without Leaks Awareness Campaign Videos
NAFC believes everyone should be able to live a life without leaks. Unfortunately, many people suffer with incontinence in silence. NAFC’s campaign, “Life Without Leaks”, is meant to show people that there is a light at the end of the tunnel – that they don’t have to live with bladder leakage and can take their life back again simply by getting educated and seeking treatment. Life is possible without leaks. Watch the campaign and get inspired to take action!
BHealth Blog Posts: Read Up On Bladder Health
NAFC's BHealth Blog offers tons of great information on bladder and bowel health, education on the different types of incontinence, tips for staying dry, and how to treat your condition. Check out our recent blog posts below!
Bladder Management Video Tips
Watch the videos from our Learning Library to learn more about your condition, management tips and treatment options and learn that life is possible without leaks!
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, and prostate issues. 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. We have a variety of simple activities you can choose from to promote awareness of bladder health. Take a look and please, join the campaign to increase awareness of Bladder Health Awareness Month.
BLADDER AND BOWEL HEALTH STATS
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Bedwetting + nocturia are two different things, w/diff solutions. Learn more: www.nafc.org/conditions/ #LifeWithoutLeaks25 million people in the US deal with continence challenges. www.nafc.org #LifeWithoutLeaks Only 1/12 people affected with incontinence seek help. Don't be one of the 11 people! #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2dzk1wE A variety of neurological diseases and disorders can cause problems with bladder control. #LifeWithoutLeaks Studies show that at least 2% of adults lose control of urination during the night.#LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2cOltMU 1 in 4 women over the age of 18 experience episodes of leaking urine involuntarily. #LifeWithoutLeaks Overactive bladder should not be considered a normal part of aging. #LifeWithoutLeaks Most cases of incontinence are treatable. Get past the embarrassment and get on with your life. #LifeWithoutLeaks Urinary incontinence affects 30-50% of childbearing women by age 40. #LifeWithoutLeaks Urinary incontinence affects over 200 million people worldwide. Take charge of your bladder! #LifeWithoutLeaks www.nafc.org More than 4 million doctor office visits/ year in the US are for UTI. #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2dziqaf Most urinary tract infections affect women (50%), but 12% of men will also have a UTI during their lifetime. #LifeWithoutLeaks http://bit.ly/2dziqaf Settling is not a solution! Take control of your bladder health. #LifeWithoutLeaks 50% of #men report leakage due to stress urinary incontinence #malesui following prostate surgery. #LifeWithoutLeaks 20% of women will undergo surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse in their life. #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/PelvicOrganProlapse Weakness of the front-side vaginal wall near the bladder results in a cystocele, also called a dropped bladder. #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2d69GHn Diet can contribute to urinary tract infections. #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2dwdUGx 1 in 4 women over the age of 35 is affected by incontinence. Learn more. #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2cA1ZKw Embarrassment is the biggest obstacle to overcome in looking for treatment. Let's get past it. #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2dwd78I Stress incontinence occurs when there's pressure inside the bladder. #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2doCsAF 2/3 of people don't use anything to manage incontinence leakage. Find the right tools. #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2cHWfN9 Kegels aren't the only way you can strengthen your pelvic floor. Consider squats or PT recommendations. #LifeWithoutLeaks Leakage can occur from abnormal nerve signals to the bladder. This is called neurogenic bladder. #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2dwcPyy There are different categories of urinary incontinence. #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2d6yeye The pelvic floor isn’t just a female thing. It's a muscular sling supporting pelvic & abdominal organs of men/women. #LifeWithoutLeaks Getting treated for your incontinence will help your quality of life. #LifeWithoutLeaks bit.ly/2cHWfN9 Constantly #gottago? 33 million people suffer from overactive bladder #LifeWithoutLeaks
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.
Not able to make a donation this year? You can still make a difference! Learn how you can set up your own fundraiser for NAFC and raise money for Bladder Health!