Porter Health System’s Healthy Woman Program Presents “Lifting the Taboo on Women’s Health Issues”

By: Porter Regional Hospital Last Updated: July 26, 2010

To help women better understand the causes of stress urinary incontinence and how to deal with this condition, Porter Health System’s Healthy Woman Program will present an educational seminar entitled, “Lifting the Taboo on Women’s Health Issues,” by Urologist Adam Perlmutter, DO. The program will begin at 6:30 pm, on Monday, August 9, at the Portage YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road, Portage. Healthy_Woman_porter_logo

According to Perlmutter, incontinence is not a natural part of the aging process, but many factors may increase women’s risk for urinary incontinence including child bearing, prior pelvic surgery, post menopause, diabetes and even smoking. During the presentation, Perlmutter will address the many solutions which may include a combination of behavioral therapy, medication and surgery.

Porter’s Healthy Woman program is a free community resource designed to empower women with the knowledge and confidence to make informed healthcare and well-being decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Program benefits for members include monthly health and lifestyle presentations, health resources and communications.

This program is free. Pre-registration is required. To register for this program, learn more about Porter’s Healthy Woman program or to become a member, call 1.800.541.1861 or visit www.porterhealth.com.