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2009 – Latest Articles
Can I Help Overactive Bladder Without Taking Medicine?
By Chris Sherwood on December 23, 2009
An overactive bladder, also known as urge incontinence, consists of sudden urges to urinate, without warning, that can often end up in the loss of urine before being able to reach a bathroom. According to the National Association for Continence, 17 percent of women and 16 percent of men over the age of 18 in the United States have problems with an overactive bladder.
Bladder Training Bladder training is one of the best ways to learn bladder control without using medication. When you feel the urge to use the bathroom, try to hold it, starting with 10 minutes and then slowly increasing by 10- to 20-minute intervals until you reach three or four hours. This will slowly help increase the strength of the supporting bladder muscles. Be sure that you are close to a bathroom when practicing this method.
Behavioral Treatment of Urinary Incontinence, Voiding Dysfunction, and Overactive Bladder
By KL Burgio on December 15, 2009
Behavioral treatments have been used for several decades to treat urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, and other lower urinary tract symptoms. The spectrum of behavioral treatments includes those that target voiding habits and life style, as well as those that train pelvic floor muscles to improve strength and control. What they all have in common is that they improve symptoms by teaching skills and by changing the patient's behavior. Most patients are not cured through behavioral intervention, but the abundance of literature tells us that most patients experience significant reductions in symptoms and improvements in quality of life. Behavioral treatments should be a mainstay in the care of women of all ages with incontinence or other lower urinary tract symptoms.
Kegle Exercises & Biofeedback for Overactive Bladder
By David Harris on December 15, 2009
An overactive bladder, which often results in urinary incontinence, is an embarrassing condition that is quite common. Though urinary incontinence can range from a slight leakage of urine to loss of the full contents of the bladder, it is a condition that has numerous conditions. Two of the less invasive options include Kegel exercises and biofeedback.
Overactive Bladder Causes Urge Incontinence Symptom, Overactive Bladder Urge Treatment
By (Powder Room Admin) on December 15, 2009
Overactive and urge incontinence go hand in hand. As in, overactive bladder causes that urge incontinence.
Overactive bladder means you have a problem with your bladder that causes an urgent need to urinate. Urge incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine caused by the inability to suppress your sudden urge of an overactive bladder.
Overactive Bladder vs. Bladder Infection
By Melissa Lind on December 13, 2009
Overactive bladder may be caused by a neurological condition resulting in involuntary bladder contractions, and while the symptoms may be similar to a bladder infection there are a number of important differences that will need to be identified before treatment is initiated.
Do You Have an Overactive Bladder?
By (Powder Room Admin) on December 12, 2009
While overactive bladder (OAB) mostly affects older men and women, there are a few number of young adults who experiences such. I, too, was an OAB patient and it started at an early age of 20. With the help of my doctor helped, I was able to manage my frequent urge to urinate and embarrass myself in front of my friends especially in public gathering and sometimes at work.
What Medication Is Advised for an Over Active Bladder?
By Hayley Harrison on December 6, 2009
Approximately 12.2 million Americans suffer from an overactive bladder or urge incontinence, according to the National Association for Continence. One common treatment for the discomfort and inconvenience associated with the symptoms of an overactive bladder is the use of prescription medications.
Overactive Bladder: The Acid Connection
By (Powder Room Admin) on December 6, 2009
If you are suffering from an overactive bladder, you may want to check the acidity level of your urine. A recent study has linked high acidity levels in urine to overactive bladder symptoms. What seems to happen is that when there is a high acid level in the urine, it stimulates the cells in the bladder wall, which then send a neurotransmitter signal to the brain that the bladder is full. This study is the first one to draw a straight connection between bladder function and acid.
Managing Urinary Incontinence
By (Powder Room Admin) on December 3, 2009
Urinary incontinence is common, but under-reported. This issue of discusses how health professionals can identify and manage incontinence in primary care, and examines the evidence for physical, behavioural and anticholinergic therapies.
What Is Urinary Incontinence?
By (Powder Room Admin) on December 3, 2009
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control. This means that an individual can in voluntarily leak urine in specific circumstances. It is estimated that approximately 25 million adults in the United States alone suffer from some form of urinary incontinence. The sheer number of people who experience this condition prompted manufacturers to come up with acceptable means of controlling the situation so that more people would not be socially isolated