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How to Cope With Medical Issues

Posted: 12:48 PM, Oct 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-30 12:48:22-04

No matter what we are facing, it’s important that we consider HOW we cope. Are our coping mechanisms productive and helping us to manage or overcome our challenges? Or are our coping behaviors characterized by avoiding our issues, isolating ourselves,and delaying action?

“Coping Confessions” is a new campaign highlighting these behaviors, designed to shine a light on when coping goes too far, and how to take action to prevent coping from ruling our lives.

Coping Confessions features “on-the-go” videos of women coping with the medical condition overactive bladder (OAB), with perspectives from experts in the fields of women’s health and coping. These stories are first-hand accounts of how coping with amedical condition has impacted their day-to-day lives.

As many as 1 in 3 Americans who are 40 and older experience OAB symptoms.1 Many people living with overactive bladder don't ask for help. They’re often embarrassed and don’t know how to talk to their doctor about their condition.