McLeod Women’s Services Hosts Pelvic Health Lunch and Learn


McLeod Women’s Services is hosting "Straight Talk About Women’s Pelvic Health Issues" at the McLeod Health & Fitness Center on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 12 p.m. A light lunch will be served.

Dr. Gary Emerson of McLeod OB/GYN Associates will discuss urinary incontinence and explain what the condition is, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options currently available.

Urinary incontinence is reportedly one of the most common medical conditions seen by primary care physicians. Thirty-three percent of women over the age of 50 will experience some type of bladder control problem.

Ironically, young athletic women may also experience stress incontinence. Their exercise may cause the bladder to move downward, pushing slightly at the bottom of the pelvis, where the muscles cannot control the flow of urine. This is called prolapse.

To register for this event, please call (843) 777-2005.

About McLeod Pelvic Health

McLeod Pelvic Health is dedicated to educating women on common pelvic health issues, including signs and symptoms as well as treatment options.

Nearly half of all women will experience symptoms related to pelvic health issues at some point in their lifetime. "Pelvic Health" is a new phrase used among professionals in women’s health, which refers to conditions such as endometriosis, urinary incontinence (overactive bladder and urine leakage), pelvic organ prolapse (uterus, bladder, and rectum) and more.

Many women consider these conditions too embarrassing to discuss with their physician, or they believe it is a normal part of aging. However, treatment options are available, ranging from simple exercises, medication or physical therapy to non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures.

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