Bladder Health 101
Bladder health includes bladder cancer, incontinence and urotraumatic injuries, among others. Bladder cancer accounts for 16,000 American deaths each year and has the highest recurrence rate of all cancers. – AUA
The bladder is an amazing organ inside the pelvis in both men and women, and has this unique function of storing and emptying urine. It works together with our brain and spinal cord to develop ‘conscious control’ over time. Later in life, it sometimes develops loss of control, and can even stop functioning entirely.
People may erroneously believe there is no medical solution to bladder conditions, or feel too uncomfortable to bring these issues to the attention of their physician. But bladder health is important, and in this day and age, there is no reason to be embarrassed about bladder issues, like incontinence.
So, don’t be embarrassed – learn how to keep your bladder healthy and enjoy the full podcast!
If you have more questions, please feel free to tweet me @storkbrian. The Urology Care Foundation podcast features top health care experts and urology patients from all walks of life to keep people in touch with crucial facts on urology and healthy living. The American Urological Association and Urology Care Foundation are working together to promote November as Bladder Health Month in the US.