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Break free from Pelvic Floor Disorders

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Did you know that one in four women under the age of 40 and more than half of women over age 65 have a pelvic-floor disorder (PFD)? This includes urinary leakage, accidental bowel leakage, and pelvic organ prolapse.

These problems are not a normal part of aging and can be corrected, but the topic can be a very difficult one to discuss for some.

Physicians from UW Health’s Women’s Pelvic Wellness Clinic are hosting a community presentation about prevention and treatment of PFDs from 6 to 8p.m. Wednesday, November 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn (1801 Deming Way, Middleton) called, “Take the floor tonight: break free from pelvic floor disorders!”

“Pelvic-floor disorders are common but they are not a normal or inevitable part of getting older or having children,” said Dr. Heidi Brown, UW Health OB-GYN. “In this community talk we want to create a safe environment to help you learn to break free. You will learn tips and tricks to reduce symptoms and about the range of treatments available now.”

Dr. Brown and Dr. Dobie Giles, UW Health OB-GYN, will present and take questions; physical therapists will be on hand for education; and one patient will share her journey through treatment.

The event is free and there will be free refreshments. Go to: to sign up. The deadline to register is November 9.

The event is sponsored by the UW departments of obstetrics and gynecology and urology, Meriter-UnityPoint Health, Capitol Physical Therapy and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Alliance.

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