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Always Running To The Bathroom? Your Bladder Health, Explained

By Sara Schwartz

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Do you feel like you're constantly making trips to the bathroom? And do you sometimes (or often) find you leak a little between trips? You're not the only one—by far. Twenty-five million adults (75-80% of them being women) in the U.S. have occasional or chronic urinary incontinence (UI), and an estimated 33 million Americans suffer from Overactive Bladder…

1 in 8 seniors report urinary incontinence problems, Statscan reveals

By Helen Branswell

Data for the study were drawn from the 2008-09 Canadian Community Health Survey – Healthy Aging, which polled 16,369 adults 65 and older. Their answers are deemed to be reflective of about 4.4-million people in Canada. “Studies have shown that people really don’t discuss this with their health-care providers. They might think that there’s nothing that can be done or they…

Adding a Drug Helps Overactive Bladder

By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today

Combining anti-muscarinic agents can help manage the symptoms of overactive bladder in older patients who have not responded to high doses of a single agent, researchers reported. In a phase II, double-blind trial, patients given two agents saw the average number of daily incontinence events fall and the average bladder capacity increase, according to Kirill Kosilov, MD, and colleagues at the Far…