Bladder Health Urology Endowment Fund
Your bladder is a hollow organ that holds urine from your kidneys and is one of those body parts that you probably don't think about until it stops working properly or you have pelvic pain. Certain problems affecting your bladder can cause painful urination or urine leakage at unwanted times.
For about a third of people ages 30 to 70, incontinence or bladder control is a big issue. "Urinary incontinence is embarrassing and isolating," says Michael J. Kennelly, MD, Chair of the Urology Health Foundation's Bladder Health Committee and Urologist at Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. "People may stop participating in activities they like to do, which can even lead to depression, obesity and other health issues. With increased awareness and education, there are treatments and lifestyle changes individuals can take to keep their bladder healthy and minimize trouble if they do have incontinence or other common bladder conditions."
To make a difference, please contact Cynthia Duncan at cduncan@UrologyCareFoundation.org or 410-689-4064.