Talk with your Doctor about Urological Health

Face it, there are an estimated 15 million Americans who are affected by incontinence.  This population is mainly women - so girls, make a note to visit your doctor in January.  With those kinds of numbers, you are doing yourself a disservice not to discuss with your doctor any health concerns you have.  Incontinence is typically a symptom of another health issue, such as a Bladder Infection, a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI),  vaginal infection, constipation, and even childbirth may cause incontinence.

Bedwetting is another concern.  If your child wets the bed, understand that it's typically not your child intentionally wetting the bed.   Often this rate drops and goes away, but you should discuss your child's bedwetting with your doctor and consider a bedwetting alarm to help them avoid urinating while sleeping.   Bedwetting subsides as children get older, but if you have an older child who is wetting the bed be sure to consult a health professional.

If you slacked in 2009 or simply have avoided a doctors visit, make 2010 the year you improve your urinary health!