Week 1 Theme: Interstitial Cystitis, Neurogenic Bladder, Bladder Infection and UTI

Welcome to Week 1 of Bladder Health Month. During November, the Foundation is 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 Interstitial Cystitis, Neurogenic Bladder, Bladder Infection and UTI.

Patient Resource Materials

 What is Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome?

Read about the signs, causes, factors and treatment of Interstitial Cystitis (also called Bladder Pain Syndrome) in this article from the Foundation.

 

What is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

Read about causes, factors and treatment of UTIs in adults in this article from the Foundation.

 

Neurogenic Bladder Fact Sheet

Download the Foundation's free fact sheet with information on the diagnosis and treatment of neurogenic bladder. You can also read more in the Neurogenic Bladder article from the Foundation.

Blog Posts


7 Ways to Help Control Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms
Lifestyle Changes to Help Control Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms
Bladder Pain Advice During IC/BPS Awareness Month
UTIs: We've Got You Covered
Take Steps to Avoid a UTI this Summer

Other Resources

UrologyHealth extra® article: Did You Know? Interstitial Cystitis
UrologyHealth extra® article: Effect of Diet on Interstitial Cystitis
Understanding UTIs Across the Lifespan

Social Media


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  • Bladder Health Awareness Month starts today. "Get the Facts. Get Diagnosed. Take Control of Your Bladder Health Today." #BladdersMatter http://bit.ly/2J2WZuN
  • Bladder Health Awareness Month starts November 1! Follow #BladdersMatter for tips. Get the facts: http://bit.ly/2J2WZuN
  • Bladder diseases and conditions cost Americans $70 billion annually. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2J2WZuN #BladdersMatter 
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  • #InterstitialCystitis effects between 1 to 4 million men and 3 to 8 million women in the U.S. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1Nen6eg #BladdersMatter
  • There's no cure for #InterstitialCystitis, but treatments options may help control symptoms. Get the facts: http://bit.ly/2e25ZUE #BladdersMatter
  • Millions of Americans have #NeurogenicBladder. Get the facts: http://bit.ly/1Neo6iC #BladdersMatter
  • #BladderInfections are the most common type of #UTI in women & occur in any part of the urinary tract. http://bit.ly/2cSZwet #BladdersMatter
  • Each year, #UTIs account for more than 8.1 million doctor visits. Follow #BladdersMatter for more info. http://bit.ly/2cSZwet
  • Guys, gals and kids can get #UTIs, but gals are 4x more likely than men to get one. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2cSZwet #BladdersMatter
  • 10 in 25 women and 2 in 25 men will have at least one #UTI in their lifetime. Take control. Get the facts: http://bit.ly/2cSZwet

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  • Bladder Health Month starts today! "Get the Facts. Get Diagnosed. Take Control." Learn more: http://bit.ly/2J2WZuN #BladdersMatter
  • Bladder Health Awareness Month starts November 1! Many health conditions can affect the bladder and other parts of the urinary tract, in both women and men - Learn more at: http://bit.ly/2J2WZuN #BladdersMatter
  • Bladder Health Month starts today! It's a time of year to connect, educate and empower individuals across the country to get the facts about bladder conditions such as overactive bladder and take an active role in managing their bladder health #BladdersMatter - Get the facts on Bladder Health: http://bit.ly/2J2WZuN
  • Interstitial Cystitis is a chronic health problem that feels like a urinary tract infection, but does not respond to antibiotics. Also called, painful bladder syndrome, IC can affect anyone. Get the facts about IC symptoms and treatments at: http://bit.ly/2e25ZUE #BladdersMatter
  • Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) is 2 to 3 times more common in women than in men affecting about 4 to 12 million men, women and children. For more information on IC/BPS visit: http://bit.ly/1Nen6eg #BladdersMatter 
  • Millions of Americans have #NeurogenicBladder, which is a lack bladder control due to a brain, spinal cord or nerve problem such as a spinal cord injury, diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's diseases, stroke or spina bifida, nerve problems caused by diabetes or major pelvic surgery. Get the facts: http://bit.ly/1Neo6iC #BladdersMatter
  • In people with #NeurogenicBladder, the nerves and muscles don't work together very well. As a result, the bladder may not fill or empty correctly. Read our fact sheet on this condition here: http://bit.ly/1jesfJt #BladdersMatter
  • Each year, urinary tract infections account for more than 8.1 million doctor visits. http://bit.ly/1gbvWxN #BladdersMatter
  • Bladder infections are the most common type of urinary tract infection (UTI) in women, but can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Get the facts: http://bit.ly/1HvKeWA #BladdersMatter 
  • People who have a UTI usually feel pain or burning when urinating and have an urge to go often (even if they pass very little urine). It's important to talk to your doctor if you have these symptoms so the source of the infection can be treated. Take control of your bladder health: http://bit.ly/1Pqhz4D #BladdersMatter
  • Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs can often be treated with oral antibiotics. Talk to your doctor if you think you have a UTI. Get the facts: http://bit.ly/1gbvWxN #BladdersMatter

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