Overactive Bladder (OAB) & Incontinence

Overactive Bladder (OAB) & Incontinence
Urinary Health

Local Body Clock & Overactive Bladder

Posted by Sondra Forsyth Sondra Forsyth

Researchers at the University of Surrey in the UK have discovered that the local biological clock and its control are weakened in aging bladders. The study, which explains how the receptors responsible for contractions in the bladder regulate the body's clock genes, was published August 21st 2014 in The FASEB Journal. The team found that this clock activity in turn regulates the cycle of all cells in the body.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) & Incontinence

Managing "Urge Incontinence"

Posted by Judy Kirkwood

  By Judy Kirkwood If you experience the urge to urinate day and night, even though you just went to the bathroom, you may have Overactive Bladder (OAB). A collection of urinary symptoms, the most prominent being an uncontrollable urge to urinate even though the bladder isn’t full, OAB affects millions of Americans. Although up to 40 percent of American women and 30 percent of men have been identified with OAB, there may well be more people who suffer from it because people don’t like to discuss this kind of problem.

Marie A Savard MD
Overactive Bladder (OAB) & Incontinence
Urinary Health

Dr. Marie's Help for Incontinence

Posted by Marie Savard MD

  A 2008 article in the New England Journal of Medicinearticle revealed that 25 percent of perimenopausal women and 40 percent of postmenopausal women report leakage of urine. ThirdAge medical expert Marie Savard, M.D., author of "Ask Dr. Marie," says that the main causes of this annoying condition are decreased estrogen levels and aging pelvic muscles that are losing strength. She adds that obesity can exacerbate the condition, as can asthma, diabetes, a chronic cough, and medications such as diuretics, antihistamines, and antidepressants.


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