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Local Experts Hold Free Lectures for National Bladder Health Week: Nov. 9-13

National Bladder Health Week is November 9 through 13, 2015 and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) is hosting a series of free lectures to raise awareness of bladder health and pelvic floor disorders (PFDs). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), urinary incontinence (the involuntary loss of urine) affects an estimated 15 to 30 percent of U.S. adults. Most people take bladder control for granted until it becomes a problem.

Savitha Krishnan, M.D.

Savitha Krishnan, M.D.

“Disorders of the bladder and pelvic floor affect one in three women, and it is not just age related,” said Savitha Krishnan, M.D., a Palo Alto Alto Medical Foundation urogynecologist and an expert on pelvic floor disorders, urinary incontinence, urogynecology and pelvic organ prolapse. “Many women let embarrassment keep them from getting the help they need. Treatment options can emancipate them from worry and get them back to a free and healthy lifestyle.”

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), Palo Alto Medical Foundation and other national health organizations are sponsoring events with the theme “Break Free from PFDs” to educate women and give them the knowledge they need to act on their pelvic health. The pelvic health topics that will be discussed include prolapse, incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders.

During National Bladder Health week, Dr. Krishnan and several of her medical colleagues are offering four free lectures at Palo Alto Medical Foundation clinics – the November 11 lecture is in collaboration with El Camino Hospital. Attendance is free and registration is encouraged. Register for the lectures here.

Monday, Nov. 9
PAMF Palo Alto Center
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
795 El Camino Real, Jamplis Building (Conference Center)
Palo Alto
Presenters: Savitha Krishnan, M.D.Andrew Epstein, M.D.

Tuesday, Nov. 10 
PAMF Fremont Center
5:30 to 6:30 p.m
3200 Kearney Street (Building 2, Conference Rooms ABC)
Fremont
Presenters: Savitha Krishnan, M.D.Rajesh Shinghal, M.D. 

Wednesday, Nov. 11
PAMF Sunnyvale Center
6 to 7:30 p.m.
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale
Presenters: Savitha Krishnan, M.D., Katerina Shetler, M.D.Wesley Kong, M.D.

Thursday, Nov. 12
PAMF Santa Cruz
6 to 7 p.m.
2911 Chanticleer (Conference Room)
Santa Cruz
Presenters: Elizabeth Newsome, M.D.Howard Salvay, M.D.