Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Aging Bladder and Frequent Urination in Healthy People

Frequent urination during the day or at nighttime affects millions of people 50 years and older including those who otherwise consider themselves pretty healthy. We often receive questions like this, “I am only 55. I exercise regularly, eat right and have a healthy weight. Why do I have to pee so often?” Although the common causes for frequent urination are...

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Managing Loss of Bladder Control without Side Effects

Side effects are a major factor for consumers to discontinue the usage of the bladder medications- more than 50% of the consumers discontinued the usage within six months, and only 10-20% were still taking the medications after 6-12 months, according to a Consumer Report study. The most common side effects include dry mouth, constipation, upset stomach and dry eyes. Since...

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Frequent Nighttime Urination Could Speed Up Aging

Lack of sleep could cause a number of health issues. But did you know that frequent nighttime urination could also speed up the internal aging process? Individuals with bladder problems who frequently rise at night to visit the bathroom may be compromising their health and aging more quickly. Sleep and Early Aging Recent research has found that failure to get...

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New Guideline for Occasional Incontinence Treatment from the American College of Physicians

New Guidelines for Occasional Incontinence Treatment from the American College of Physicians The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently released new guideline for occasional incontinence treatment in women. The guidelines, published in the Sept 15, 2015 Annals of Internal Medicine Journal, concluded that incontinence drugs are not effective treatments for most women. According to Dr. David Fleming, president of the...

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How To Train Your Bladder

Bladder training, or bladder re-training to be more precise, is a process whereby you begin to go to the bathroom on a predetermined time interval even if you have no urge to go, and gradually increase the interval time between the visits. The purpose of bladder training practice is twofold: first, to let your bladder become more full in between...

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4 Diet and Nutritional Tips to Improve Bladder Control

In the previous blog we looked at some foods that could irritate bladder and exacerbate your problems. Avoiding your bladder control triggers can make life more comfortable and help you stay in control. In this post, let’s look at the things that you can eat – and do — to proactively minimize bladder control issues. Here are the 4 diet...

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Avoid Foods That Can Trigger Bladder Control Issues

Lifestyle choices such as smoking, physical activity, the amount of fluids consumed, and even the foods you eat may have an effect on your, especially if you are currently managing bladder control issues. Let’s look at some common foods that are known to irritate the bladder. The effect of each of the foods discussed below will vary person to person:...

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Vitamin D Plays A Role in Bladder Health

We’ve been hearing a lot in the press lately about vitamin D. You probably know it plays an important role in bone health because it facilitates calcium absorption. Vitamin D also impacts heart health, immune health, mood, and normal healthy blood sugar. New researches support that Vitamin D plays a role in bladder health as well. When we take in...

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