Week 4 Theme: Incontinence

Welcome to Week 4 of Bladder Health Month! During November, the Foundation will be raising awareness about many conditions that affect the bladder and other parts of the urinary tract, in both men and women. Learn more by viewing and sharing these resources about Incontinence.

Loss of Bladder Control Infographic

Male Incontinence Infographic 

Patient Resource Materials

View the materials below and learn more about:

Incontinence

Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Bladder Cancer Patient Guide
A Patient's Guide to Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

The Foundation's most comprehensive patient resource on SUI, including an overview
of symptoms and treatment options. More SUI and Bladder Health resources are
also available.

OAB Bladder Diary


Overactive Bladder Diary [pdf]

An assessment tool that allows patients to record how much liquid they drink, how
often they urinate and when they experience urine leakage. This piece is also formatted
for easy downloading and printing yourself.

 

Overactive Bladder Assessment Tool
Overactive Bladder Assessment Tool

An assessment tool that allows patients to score their OAB symptoms. 

 

Urinary Incontinence Patient Guide
Urinary Incontinence Patient Guide

A seven-page brochure that gives patients an overview of incontinence causes,
diagnosis, and treatment options. Includes a glossary and section for taking notes.

  

Surgery for Urinary Incontinence


OAB Interactive Patient Guide

This interactive tool will take you through the entire journey from understanding
OAB to taking control and finding treatment.

 

OAB Patient Guide


Overactive Bladder Patient Guide

The Foundation's most comprehensive patient resource on Overactive Bladder, which
includes all  information found in the other Overactive Bladder pieces. Includes a glossary.

 

Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor Muscles


Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

A two-page brochure instructing patients on how to perform Kegel exercises to
strengthen pelvic floor muscles.

UrologyHealth extra® (UHe) articles

Did You Know? OAB vs. SUI
It's Time to Talk About OAB
Overactive Bladder

Blog Posts

What is a Healthy Bladder?
School Bathroom Habits Impact Lifelong Bladder Health
Becca's Story: Life-Changing Treatment

National Association for Continence (NAFC):

Choosing Incontinence Products
Why You Shouldn't Use a Maxi Pad for Incontinence
Ask the Expert - Protective Underwear or Absorbent Briefs - What's the Difference?

Other Resources

The Key to Conquering your OAB [pdf] from Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU)

Social Media

Copy & Paste these to your social media account!

This week's theme: Incontinence, OAB & SUI

Twitter#OveractiveBladder affects +33M US adults. Don't allow symptoms to limit you! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2dKjILq #NovBHealth

Stress urinary incontinence #SUI impacts 1/3 of all women <60 and 1/2 of all women +65. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2dt17Xo #NovBHealth


FacebookRaising awareness of bladder health conditions, especially urinary #incontinence is very important as symptoms often go unreported and untreated. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2dKjILq #NovBHealth

Many bladder conditions such as overactive bladder or #OAB can be controlled or corrected through simple lifestyle changes, behavior modifications, oral medication, diet and exercise. Get the facts: http://bit.ly/2dKjILq #NovBHealth

 

Bladder Health Videos

Taking Control of OAB

View more Foundation Bladder Health videos


Female SUI

View more NAFC Bladder Health videos

 

Bladder Health Alliance Partners

Alliance for Aging Research
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
ACOG
American Geriatrics Society - Health in Aging Foundation
American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
APOPS
Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Blue Thong Society
Caregiver Action Network
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Chesapeake Urology Associates
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Healthy Women
Interstitial Cystitis Association
Kidney Cancer Action Network
Men's Health Network
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
National Association for Continence (NAFC)
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS Focus 
Simon Foundation for Continence
Society for Women's Health Research
Spina Bifida Association
SUFU
Underactive Bladder Foundation
United Spinal Association
UAPA
Women's Health Foundation
Vietnam Veterans of America

 

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