Sparks Empowers Women to Improve Pelvic Health

(January 23, 2012) - Sparks Health System is offering an opportunity for women to learn how to regain control of their pelvic health.

The discomfort and embarrassment of living with bladder control problems is more common than you may think.  According to American Medical Systems, one out of every three women age 45 or older experiences symptoms of urinary incontinence, and that number grows to one out of every two women age 65 and older.  In addition, more than 30 million women in the United States are affected by pelvic organ prolapse, a condition caused when organs inside the pelvis begin to bulge.   

But, there is no need to suffer in silence!  New minimally-invasive procedures are now available that can help treat these conditions and help women regain their active lifestyles.

Dr. Roger Scow with Sparks Obstetrics and Gynecology will share details about effective treatment options at our free Lunch & Learn: Women’s Pelvic Health seminar.  The presentation will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Shuffield Education Center on the first floor of Sparks Regional Medical Center.  Enrollment is closed for this session, but based on demand, another session may be available in the future.