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Bladder Health Week event at Magee at Mount Oliver

 


Magee at Mt. Oliver Bladder Health Week will kick off Bladder Health Week by Empowering Women to Take Control of their Pelvic Health.

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) in partnership with Astellas Pharma US, Inc., will host more than 75 local “Break Free From Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFDs)” events throughout the United States and Canada, including Mt. Oliver.

“Break Free From PFDs” is designed to further educate women on issues related to their pelvic health: prolapse, incontinence and other PFDs.

On Thursday, Nov. 12 a Break Free From Pelvic Floor Disorders event will take place from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at UPMC Magee at Mt Oliver, 1630 Arlington Ave. The event gives women the knowledge and confidence they need to evaluate their own pelvic health and address pelvic health issues with their physician.

One in three women will experience a PFD in her lifetime. PFDs are common and often overlooked, and occur when women have weakened pelvic muscles or tears in the connective tissue, which may cause pelvic organ prolapse, bladder control problems or bowel control problems.

In 2014, more than 1,450 women attended one of the 75 “Break Free from PFDs” local events hosted by health institutions across the country. To register visit: http://www.voicesforpfd.org/events

 

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