April 19, 2011
Tallahassee, FL - Pelvic health is crucial to a women’s overall well-being and usually very intimate in nature and difficult to discuss. To address this important issue, Capital Regional Medical Center presents “The Hoopla about Pelvic Health,” a free event featuring Michael Douso, MD, FACOG from Capital Regional Women’s Health. A nationally-renowned surgeon, Dr. Douso trains fellow physicians in the use of minimally-invasive surgical techniques and is a local expert on pelvic health issues such as urinary incontinence. The event will demystify symptoms, risk factors, prevention and management and treatment options - all aimed at improving quality and enjoyment of life for attendees.
“The goal of The Hoopla about Pelvic Health is to make women understand that pelvic health disorders are not a ‘normal’ part of aging, an inevitable consequence of childbirth or an acceptable consequence of menopause,” says Dr. Douso. “They are, however, manageable and often treatable.”
Pelvic health disorders include problems affecting the reproductive system, the pelvis and the pelvic floor (the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that provide support for a woman’s internal organs). Disorders range from fibroids to urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction to weak pelvic bones and joints. Pelvic health disorders often go undiagnosed because women are either too embarrassed to discuss their symptoms with doctors or are unaware of their treatment options.
The event is Thursday, April 28 from 6 – 8 p.m. In addition to Dr. Douso’s presentation, health screenings, refreshments and a fashion show by Bealls will be presented. To register for the free event, call 325-3627 or visit CapitalRegionalMedicalCenter.com/SpiritofWomen.