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Archive for the ‘OAB’ Category

InterStim Therapy For OAB

  Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition affecting people of all ages. It is estimated that over 33 million Americans suffer from OAB every year. This condition can leave individuals feeling embarrassed about talking to their doctor about their symptoms; however, with the help of a urologist, OAB is highly treatable. There are a […]

Top Urologic Conditions Affecting Seniors

  As people age, the body starts to become more and more fragile in a variety of ways. Joints and muscles become stiff, bones become more brittle, and the risk for heart disease, diabetes and dementia becomes more apparent. One common condition that is all too familiar for individuals over 55 is bladder control, however. […]

Does Diabetes Increase Your Risk Of OAB?

  Are those constant trips to the bathroom just another unpleasantry of diabetes, or a symptom of OAB? Due to the constant thirst and increased urination that often results from diabetes, it can be easy to miss signs of a bladder condition. In fact, researchers have found that diabetics over a certain age are twice […]

Treatment Options For Overactive Bladder

  Bladder conditions, such as overactive bladder (OAB), have become such an overwhelming medical concern for people in the U.S. today, that the American Urological Association has named November “Bladder Health Month.” In an effort to raise public awareness and decrease the stigma associated with bladder issues, the AUA is hoping to improve the lives […]

Does OAB Lead to a Higher Fall Risk?

  For those who suffer from an overactive bladder (OAB), the constant need for bathroom breaks can be annoying, embarrassing and a big interruption to everyday life. And if OAB is causing the need for frequent bathroom trips during the night, also known as Nocturia, it can become a  safety concern. People with OAB often […]

Incontinence vs OAB: Understanding the Difference

  Overactive Bladder (OAB) and Incontinence often get confused for the same condition. Both involve a malfunction in the bladder and can result in constant trips to the restroom or embarrassing leakage. However, OAB and incontinence are two different conditions that require different treatments. The first step toward treatment for either problem is recognizing which […]