Review bladder disorders and management methods you can discuss with your patients.
November is Bladder Health Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness and promoting education about maintaining a healthy bladder, something that is of particular significance to women. This month serves as an opportunity to dispel misconceptions, provide information, and empower women to prioritize their urinary well-being.
Bladder Health Month aims to shed light on common bladder disorders and offer guidance on preventive measures and management strategies that you can discuss with your patients:
You can perhaps use this month as a way to bring up conversations about bladder health, as these topics are often surrounded by stigma and silence, preventing women from discussing their concerns openly. And there is no better supportive environment than your office, where women can share their experiences, seek advice, and access appropriate care.
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