It’s a fact: one in three women older than 45 suffers from a pelvic floor disorder (PFD).
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 26, 2014
It’s a fact: one in three women older than 45 suffers from a pelvic floor disorder (PFD). Common causes of PFDs include pregnancy and childbirth, hormonal changes after menopause, obesity and conditions such as chronic cough, which can strain the pelvic floor.
While many go undiagnosed and untreated, the symptoms can be frustrating, embarrassing and lifestyle altering. However, there is no need to suffer in silence any longer. Log on to learn more about these serious quality-of-life issues by joining MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s “Health Below the Belt” webcast on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.
Nationally known urogynecologists from the Hospital Center, Cheryl Iglesia, MD, director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Andrew Sokol, MD, director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, will be available to answer questions about the symptoms, causes and effective treatment options available for pelvic floor disorders.
Gain control of your pelvic health today. Register now to be a part of this conversation, or visit medstarwashington.org/urogynecology to learn more.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 926-bed, major teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in the nation’s capital, among the 50 largest hospitals in the nation and a major referral center for the most complex tertiary services. It consistently ranks among the nation’s top hospitals as recognized by U.S. News & World Report. The Hospital Center is a respected top facility in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. It operates MedSTAR, one of the country’s top shock-trauma and medevac programs, and also operates the region’s only adult burn center.