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  1. Traveling With Overactive Bladder

    The thought of traveling to an exotic destination might sound enticing, but not when you know you'll be taking your overactive bladder along with you. The thought of frantically searching for a bathroom in an unfamiliar city might fill you with dread. But it is possible to travel successfully. Too o

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  2. How OAB Affects Sex and Intimacy

    Although it can be hard for women to talk about overactive bladder or sex, it may be even harder to talk about OAB and sex. OAB can take its toll in many areas of your life, including your romantic relationships. "Oftentimes, women with OAB worry about urine leakage during sex or orgasm," says Jenni

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  3. New Treatments for Overactive Bladder

    When you live with overactive bladder (OAB), your overwhelming worry becomes, "Where is the nearest bathroom?" You never know when you'll feel the sudden urge to urinate -- the hallmark of urge incontinence. And every time you cough, sneeze, laugh, or lift your groceries, there's a good chance you'l

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  4. Herbal Remedies for Overactive Bladder

    Overactive bladder treatment has come a long way. Now you don't have to live with the worry that you'll have to rush to find a bathroom, or have an accident, when there are so many different options available to control the condition. Lifestyle interventions such as bladder retraining and pelvic flo

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  5. Putting an Overactive Bladder to Bed

    After a long day, you’ve settled down for a comfortable night’s sleep. You’re just drifting off when suddenly you feel a warm wetness between your legs -- something you haven’t felt since you were about 5 years old. You’ve wet the bed. For the approximately 16% of people over the age of 18 who have

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  6. Procedure for Female Incontinence May Have Downside

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- The success of a common surgery for pelvic organ prolapse -- a painful and distressing condition affecting many women -- lessens over time, according to a new study. Abdominal sacrocolpopexy is a procedure used to relieve the pr

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  7. Botox May Put the Brakes on Overactive Bladder

    Oct. 4, 2012 -- Injections of Botox may be as good as pills for putting the brakes on an overactive bladder. Overactive bladder is marked by a sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate, which can lead to the involuntary loss of urine, called urge incontinence. Botox works by relaxing the bladder muscle

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  8. Urinary Incontinence Underreported in Young Women

    July 16, 2012 -- According to the conventional wisdom, urinary incontinence is a problem of middle-aged and older women, especially those who've had a baby. But a study out today suggests even young women who've never been pregnant could suffer from the problem. The Australian researchers say their

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  9. FDA Approves New Overactive Bladder Drug

    June 28, 2012 -- The FDA has approved a new drug called Myrbetriq to treat overactive bladder. Myrbetriq is an extended-release pill taken once a day. Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder muscle cannot be controlled, so it contracts at inappropriate times. Symptoms of overactive bl

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  10. OAB: When You Have an Accident

    An overactive bladder (OAB) doesn't have to keep you close to home. Whether your OAB symptoms are caused by age, medical issues, pregnancy, or disability, there are steps you can take to prevent accidents or to manage them discreetly when they do happen. Coping with accidents is much easier if you u

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