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Published on June 10, 2011

Free Womens Urinary Incontinence Program Presented at LMH

Attend the free program Beyond Kegels The Latest Advances in Treating Womens Urinary Incontinence

(l/r) Jon Heeb, MD, and Douglas Klingler, MD, from Lawrence Urology P.A.

25 million adult Americans experience urinary incontinence and two thirds of those experiencing this issue are women. According to the National Association for Continence, urinary incontinence is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting.

Attend the free program “Beyond Kegels – The Latest Advances in Treating Women’s Urinary Incontinence” on Monday, June 13, 6:30-8 pm, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, to find out more about the latest non-medical, medical and surgical treatments for this condition.
Speakers include:

  • Jon Heeb, MD, and Douglas Klingler, MD, from Lawrence Urology P.A.
  • Cari Everhart, PT, and Heather Shire, PT, from Kreider Rehabilitation Services

There will be refreshments and door prizes. Advance enrollment is requested. For more information or to enroll, call ConnectCare at (785) 749-5800 or visit lmh.org.

About Urinary Incontinence
The following statistics are important to note, according to the National Association for Continence:

  • On average, women wait 6.5 years from the first time they experience symptoms until they obtain a diagnosis for their bladder control problem(s).
  • Urinary incontinence can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common with age.
  • One-third of men and women ages 30-70 have experienced loss of bladder control at some point in their adult lives and may still be living with the symptoms.
  • Two-thirds of men and women age 30-70 have never discussed bladder health with their doctor.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should meet with a health care provider to discuss possible treatment options.

  1. Leakage of urine that impacts your activities
  2. Leakage of urine causing embarrassment
  3. Leakage of urine after an operation, such as a hysterectomy, Caesarean section, or prostate surgery
  4. An urgent need to rush to the bathroom and/or loss of urine if you do not arrive in time
  5. Frequent bladder infections
  6. Urinating more frequently than usual without a bladder infection
  7. Pain related to filling the bladder and/or during urination in the absence of a bladder infection
  8. Inability to urinate, also known as urinary retention
  9. Progressive weakness of the urinary stream with or without a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
  10. Changes in urination related to a neurological condition such as stroke, spinal cord injury, or multiple sclerosis

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