The National Association for Continence (NAFC), is offering a free basic information packet on bladder and bowel control problems, for consumers. It includes information on when to seek treatment, the role of diet and daily habits, pelvic muscle exercises and more.
“NAFC estimates on the basis of multiple studies and expert opinion that 25 million adult Americans experience transient or chronic urinary incontinence,” according to a statement on their website, NAFC.org. Millions also suffer from voiding dysfunction, prolapse, or other pelvic floor disorders and bladder and bowel control problems.
NAFC is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence, and to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and related pelvic floor disorders.
Free Basic Packet of Consumer Information from NAFC
The NAFC’s free basic packet of consumer information, can be downloaded from their website, along with other information. The NAFC Basic Information Packet includes helpful introductory information on:
- Seeking Treatment for Bladder & Bowel Control Problems; What? When? Why? Who? How? & Where?
- Diet and Daily Habits;
- Pelvic Muscle Exercises;
- Online Uro Log (a form of Bladder Diary that may be helpful to have completed for four days before an appointment with a health care provider); and
- A NAFC Order Form to obtain a wealth of more detailed information available from the NAFC
The NAFC website includes comprehensive medical information on bladder & bowel health for patients and caregivers, including sections on Glossary, Incontinence Overview, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Types of Incontinence, Bedwetting, Nocturia, Neurological Disorders, Catheterization of Men and Women, Finding a Clinical Trial, FAQ, Questions and Answers Archives, Finding a Bathroom, and Bladder Retraining.
The site also includes a Question and Answer Forum, Blogs, and an online Store where you can purchase helpful pamphlets and publications at nominal cost.
Visit the NAFC’s website at » NAFC.org.
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