Pelvic health issues are more common than you might think.
Pelvic health issues are more common than you might think. More than 40 percent of women between the ages of 60 and 79 and at least half of women age 80 and older experience some type of pelvic disorder. But it isn’t just a “change of life” issue; childbirth and cesarean sections contribute to pelvic health issues for women in their 20s and 30s, especially those who have given birth to more than one child. Other pelvic health conditions, such as excessive bleeding, endometriosis and uterine fibroids, affect younger women as well.
Any woman living with the challenges of a pelvic disorder knows that these issues can easily affect quality of life. What many women may not know is that these conditions are treatable. New therapies, medications and procedures offer hope to women currently coping with pelvic health issues alone.
The Norton Women’s Care Pelvic Health Program specializes in caring for women with pelvic conditions. A full range of specialists, therapists and health care professionals are available to ensure you get back to the life you were meant to live — full of joy, activity, intimacy and strength. We can help you take your first steps toward feeling like yourself again.
The Pelvic Health Program educates women on the importance of pelvic wellness and disease prevention and provides a coordinated system of care to address all types of pelvic issues in all ages of women.
Clinical services available through the program include treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, painful intercourse, interstitial cystitis and human papillomavirus. A pelvic health physician network, dedicated nurse navigator and other providers guide patients as they learn how pelvic issues affect them physically and emotionally.
Free class! Join us for “Pelvic Health 101” at the Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about pelvic conditions that can disrupt daily routines, such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, incontinence and more. Medical experts will present information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of pelvic disorders. Speakers will be Jonathan Reinstine, M.D., OB/GYN; Carol Graham, M.D., urogynecologist; and Susan Dunn, a physical therapist specializing in pelvic health. The center is located on the Norton Suburban Hospital campus in Norton Medical Plaza III – Suburban, Suite 108. Register now.
If you believe you are experiencing a pelvic health issue, call our women’s health nurse navigator at (502) 899-6310.