FLORENCE — McLeod Women’s Services hosted “An Evening of Straight Talk about Women’s Pelvic Health Issues” at the McLeod Medical Plaza Auditorium on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
About 100 people attended the event to learn more about common pelvic health conditions such as fibroids, pelvic organ prolapse, endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain.
The event featured a panel of pelvic health experts, including Dr. Brad Campbell of McLeod OB/GYN Associates, Dr. Paul Chandler of McLeod Women’s Care, Dr. Marla Hardenbergh of McLeod OB/GYN Dillon and Taylor Holmes, McLeod Health pelvic floor physical therapist.
McLeod Pelvic Health is dedicated to educating women on common pelvic health issues, including signs and symptoms as well as treatment options, McLeod officials said.
Nearly half of all women will experience symptoms related to pelvic health issues at some point in their lifetime. “Pelvic health” is a new phrase used among professionals in women’s health, which refers to conditions such as endometriosis, urinary incontinence (overactive bladder and urine leakage), pelvic organ prolapse (uterus, bladder and rectum) and more.
Many women consider these conditions too embarrassing to discuss with their physician, or they believe it is a normal part of aging. However, treatment options are available, ranging from simple exercises, medication or physical therapy to non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures.
For additional information on pelvic health issues or to sign up for a blog about women’s health, visit www.McLeodPelvicHealth.org.
Jessica Wall works in public information and communications for McLeod Health.