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Sleepless in the Bathroom
Tired of trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night? For women who can't sleep, your bladder may be connected to those long, restless nights.
Toviaz More Effective Than Detrol In Reducing Urinary Incontinence
Pfizer Inc. announced that a Phase 4 study assessing the efficacy and safety of Toviaz (fesoterodine fumarate) in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) met its primary endpoint.
Incontinence in MS Women Increasing
Many women do not seek medical care for urinary incontinence as they may not feel like it is a priority medical issue or they may feel too embarrassed to address it. Addressing the problem can help patients improve their quality of life, especially for those who are living with other medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS).
Cough and Bladder Control in COPD
Millions of American have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - one of the most common lung diseases. With COPD affecting so many people, how does it affect our quality of life?
New Overactive Bladder Drug Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Myrbetriq ( mirabegron ) to treat adults with overactive bladder, a condition in which the bladder muscle cannot be controlled, squeezes too often or squeezes without warning.
Don't Make Your Kids Smoke
The reasons to quit smoking keep adding up. If you're a parent who smokes, the secondhand smoke your children inhale may contribute to bladder problems.
Rx Relieves That Got-to-Go-Now Feeling
Is there anything worse than having to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom? If you have overactive bladder ( OAB ), you know the issue can sometimes result in more than a sense of urgency.
Expensive Bladder Test Not Needed
Many women suffer from urinary incontinence, or a loss of bladder control. For severe cases, surgery can help. A recent study reports that an invasive and expensive test given to women before surgery may not be needed.
Fetal Shunt Reduces Urinary Obstruction
Good news for pregnant moms carrying a baby with a rare birth defect affecting the urethra: treatment using a small tube called a shunt can reduce serious health risks for your baby.
Shedding Pounds Helps You Hold Your Pee
If you are overweight or obese, you are prone to many different health problems, including a leaky bladder. Carrying all that extra weight around also puts you at risk of diabetes, another risk factor for urine leakage.