Bladder Health Awareness Month

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30 Days Of Q&As For Bladder Health Awareness Month.

National Bladder Health Awareness Month

Every November, NAFC and healthcare providers around the country do our part to raise awareness of bladder health, but that raises an important question: What does “awareness” actually mean?

For us, it means recognizing that for millions of people – even those who struggle with leaks every day – incontinence can still be a mystery. There are plenty of reasons for that – after all, it’s an uncomfortable subject to talk about, and there’s an incredible amount of misinformation out there.

That’s why, this year, we’re making our theme “30 Days of Q&As.” Throughout the month, we’re going to be addressing your most urgent questions about incontinence, with posts on social media, newsletters, blog articles and more, all designed to help you better understand bladder conditions and what you can do to manage – and overcome – them.

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Week 1 Focus: You Are Not Alone!

week 1 focus you are not alone.

Incontinence can be an isolating condition. It can keep you from being as active as you’d like to be, add stress to your relationships and prevent you from living life to its fullest. Worse yet, it can make you feel like you’re the only person in the world who’s dealing with these issues. Take heart – you’re not alone! There are literally millions of others just like you – in fact, incontinence is even more common than diabetes – and this week we’ll show you that there’s an enormous community out there that can help you not just manage your condition but thrive.   

About Our Sponsor: Axonics

axonicx logo

If you suffer from overactive bladder, your symptoms may be caused by abnormal communication between your brain and your bladder. Axonics Therapy is designed to help address that by using a small implant that provides gentle stimulation to the nerves that control your bladder. It’s a treatment method that has decades of proven success behind it, restoring normal communication between the brain and bladder and generating a meaningful improvement of symptoms for hundreds of thousands of patients. Of course, like any medical procedure, there are risks associated with it, and it’s not for everybody. To learn more, visit Axonics.com and ask your doctor if Axonics may be right for you.

Week 2 Focus: What To Wear? Absorbent PRoducts And Preferences.

week 2 focus - absorbent products & preferences

The vast majority of people who live with leaks have tried absorbent products to help keep them dry and discreet. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to find one that works for you – it can be difficult to make sense of all the different products that are out there. Between sizes, absorbency levels, fastener types, and more, it’s no surprise that many users try product after product looking for just the right one. This week we’ll answer your pressing questions about absorbents and help you discover a product that works the way you deserve it to.

About Our Sponsor: Tranquility Tranquility logo.

For more than 30 years, Tranquility has helped millions of people satisfy their most challenging incontinence care needs with our full range of high-quality, value-focused absorbent products. We’re a family business built on the idea those with incontinence deserve a partner that can help them live calm, confident lives, safe in the knowledge that their leaks are properly managed. As part of our mission, we also help personal caregivers and healthcare professionals in hospitals, nursing homes, Veterans Affairs, and other facilities improve the quality of care they deliver, enhancing the well-being of those they serve. For more information, visit TranquilityProducts.com.

Week 3 Focus: Your Care Pathway And THe Range Of Solutions Available.

week 3 focus - the incontinence carepathway

The world of incontinence treatment is always evolving, and there are a tremendous number of approaches that can help you find drier days. There’s behavior modification and diet management, physical therapy, Kegel exercises, medications, implanted devices, and even surgery – a range of options that few patients are aware of and even fewer fully explore. This week, we’ll dive into your questions about all the different ways you can treat your symptoms to help you find the ones that work best for you.

About Our Sponsor: Axonics axonicx logo

If you suffer from overactive bladder, your symptoms may be caused by abnormal communication between your brain and your bladder. Axonics Therapy is designed to help address that by using a small implant that provides gentle stimulation to the nerves that control your bladder. It’s a treatment method that has decades of proven success behind it, restoring normal communication between the brain and bladder and generating a meaningful improvement of symptoms for hundreds of thousands of patients. Of course, like any medical procedure, there are risks associated with it, and it’s not for everybody. To learn more, visit Axonics.com and ask your doctor if Axonics may be right for you.

Week 4 Focus: How Do I Handle This? Managing The Impact Of Incontinence.

Week 4 Focus managing the impact of incontinence.

Incontinence is a condition that’s far more than just physical. The emotional component can be every bit as difficult to manage. When we survey patients on how incontinence affects them, we regularly hear that it can make them self-conscious, embarrassed, or even depressed. We’re here to tell you that there’s no reason to lose hope, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Millions and millions of people just like you have learned to live full, rewarding lives despite their symptoms, and this week’s questions are designed to help you do just the same.

About Our Sponsor: Elitone

Elitone is the no-probes, no-pain pelvic floor exerciser that fits under your clothes and into your busy schedule. You simply wear it like a pad for 20 minutes a day and it creates gentle pulses that contract your pelvic floor muscles, performing Kegel exercises for you. If it sounds surprising that something so simple can be so effective, try it for yourself – we offer a 60-day money-back guarantee, but we’re confident that you’ll find it so innovative, elegant, and easy that you’ll never want to try anything else. For more information, visit Elitone.com.

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