As a sponsor of the PGA TOUR, Astellas is committed to encouraging men and women to talk to their doctors about health and wellness topics that may be difficult to discuss.
Use the tips below to help tee up the conversation with your doctor!
Let's face it, certain health topics are difficult to talk about with your doctor, but a good doctor-patient relationship relies on open communication. There are many health conditions that you may feel embarrassed or uncomfortable talking about, like having to urinate often or urgently, and sometimes having wetting accidents.
If you have a difficult to discuss health concern, tee up the conversation with your doctor!
If you are feeling embarrassed to talk to your doctor about an important health topic, a little preparation beforehand can may help you feel more confident.
Ask a trusted relative or friend to go with you to your appointment to take notes, or to simply help boost your confidence.
Write down your symptoms and concerns in advance.
Bring this list to your appointment to help you remember exactly what you want to talk to your doctor about.
If your doctor doesn’t ask about the specific symptoms you want to discuss, bring up the topic yourself.
Talk to your doctor or nurse honestly about
all your symptoms and the impact they may have on your daily activities.
Ask questions to clarify anything that is unclear
and take notes so you’ll remember what your doctor said.
Don’t hesitate to call your doctor’s office with any additional questions or concerns that you may have.
One health conversation that can be difficult to start is having to urinate often, urgently, and sometimes having wetting accidents. These could be the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) and may affect as many as 46 million Americans 40 years and older, at least sometimes, but are not often talked about. If you have urges and leaks, sign up to learn more about how you can tee up the OAB conversation with your doctor.