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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Incontinence Drugs: Benefits and Harms Compared

    April 9, 2012 -- Drugs that treat incontinence caused by an overactive bladder offer modest benefits to some women, and they often come with significant side effects, a new review of research shows. The government-funded review compared the benefits and side effects of several drugs: darifenacin (En

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  9. At Work With Incontinence

    Staff meetings, client lunches, customer calls. In your workday, incontinence can be unsettling. You're taking lots of breaks -- even during big client meetings. You're away from your desk every time your boss comes by. You reach the office flustered one morning -- the dark stain on your clothes all

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  10. Tips for Coping Day to Day With Urinary Incontinence

    Like it or not, urinary incontinence is a fact of life for many people. It can happen as we get older, and for women during pregnancy or after birth, even as the result of a persistent cough. What can you do to take control? For answers, WebMD went to the American Urological Association and Craig Co

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