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Palomar Health Offers Free Class in North County on Pelvic Floor Disorders


Do you accidentally leak urine when you cough, sneeze or exercise? You may have a pelvic floor condition that is very treatable. Palomar Health is offering a free class on finding relief from pelvic pain, prolapse and incontinence.

Join pelvic floor specialists, Palomar Health OB/GYN Brano Cizmar, M.D., and Physical Therapist Michelle Loureiro, MPT, Thursday, May 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, next to Pomerado Hospital in Poway for an intimate discussion about symptoms, risk factors, treatment and management options.

“There are noninvasive treatments as well as surgery,” says Dr. Cizmar. “Choosing an option can depend on the severity and what the patient has tried already.”

Pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, uterus and bowel and when problems arise it is often as a result of a pregnancy, radiation, trauma or hormonal changes. Symptoms may include pain during intercourse and urinary/bowel incontinence. These conditions are highly treatable through lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, medication, or simple surgical procedures.

Facts about Pelvic Floor Disorders:
• 1 out of 3 women over the age of 45 has some type of urinary incontinence.
• More than 30 million U.S. women over the age of 45 suffer from pelvic organ prolapse.
• 1 out of 2 women over the age of 45 suffer from some type of prolapse.
• Only 15% of women affected by prolapse seek treatment.

What: Pelvic Floor Disorders class
When: Thursday, May 30 from 6-7:30pm
Where: Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, 15611 Pomerado Road, Poway, Education Classroom, first floor.
Cost: Free. Registration required. Call 800.628.2880 or visit www.PalomarHealth.org/classes

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