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Bedwetting + nocturia are two different things, w/diff solutions. Learn more: http://nafc.org/conditions/ #BetterBladder25 million people in the USA deal with continence challenges. Www.nafc.org #BetterBladder Only 1/12 people affected with incontinence seeks help. Don't be one of the 11 people! #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2dzk1wE A variety of neurological diseases and disorders can cause problems with bladder and bowel control. #BetterBladder Studies show that at least 2% of adults lose control of urination during the night.#BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2cOltMU 1 in 4 women over the age of 18 experience episodes of leaking urine involuntarily. #BetterBladder Overactive bladder should not be considered a normal part of aging. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2cAmGWU Most cases of incontinence are treatable. Get past the embarrassment and get on with your life. #BetterBladder Urinary incontinence affects 30-50% of childbearing women by age 40. #BetterBladder Urinary incontinence affects over 200 million people worldwide. Take charge of your bladder! #BetterBladder Www.nafc.org More than 4 million doctor office visits per year in the US are for UTI. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2dziqaf Most urinary tract infections affect women (50%), but 12% of men will also have a UTI during their lifetime. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2dziqaf Settling is not a solution! Take control of your bladder health. #BetterBladder 50% of #men report leakage due to stress urinary incontinence #malesui following prostate surgery. #BetterBladder 20% of women will undergo surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse in their life. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/PelvicOrganProlapse Weakness of the front-side vaginal wall near the bladder results in a cystocele, also called a dropped bladder. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2d69GHn Diet can contribute to urinary tract infections. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2dwdUGx 1 in 4 women over the age of 35 is affected by incontinence. Learn more: #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2cA1ZKw Embarrassment is the biggest obstacle to overcome in looking for treatment. Let's get past it. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2dwd78I Stress incontinence occurs when there's pressure inside the bladder. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2doCsAF 2/3 of people don't use anything to manage incontinence leakage. Find the right tools. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2cHWfN9 Kegels aren't the only way you can strengthen your pelvic floor. Consider squats or PT recommendations. #BetterBladder Leakage can occur from abnormal nerve signals to the bladder. This is called neurogenic bladder. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2dwcPyy Incontinence isn't just for bladders. It's for bowels too. Where to look first for your bowel health? Poop. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2cw2OCu There are different categories of urinary incontinence. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2d6yeye The pelvic floor isn’t just a female thing. It's a muscular sling supporting pelvic & abdominal organs of men/women. #BetterBladder Getting treatment for your incontinence will help your quality of life. #BetterBladder http://bit.ly/2cHWfN9 Constantly #gottago? 33 million people suffer from overactive bladder #BetterBladder