Urinary incontinence is a common and often frustrating condition that can be managed through behavioral and lifestyle changes. Below are four ways you can improve your incontinence symptoms and get better bladder control.
Urge incontinence often comes in waves and without warning. The condition affects millions of people in the U.S. and can cause disruptions in one’s work, social and personal life. One effective way to manage this condition is bladder retraining.
An overactive bladder (OAB) can cause great disruptions in one’s life. People with OAB experience frequent and sudden bladder spasms, and sometimes can’t even make it to the bathroom in time (urge incontinence). Overactive bladder can affect one’s work, relationships, social life and self-esteem. Fortunately there are many ways to treat the condition.
For women who are new to wearing incontinence products, the selection process can be a bit overwhelming due to the vast options available. The main things to remember when choosing incontinence products are to pick the right size and absorbency level. This will also play a role in how comfortable the undergarment will be. Read below to get familiar with the different types of incontinence products for women.
Previous research has shown that prompted voiding is the most effective technique for incontinence management. Caregivers encourage patients to use the bathroom on a regular schedule, which teaches the person to know when they need to empty their bladder. This helps reduce the frequency of incontinence accidents, amount of adult diapers used, and labor efforts of nurses and caregivers.
It’s Friday night and all you want to do after a long week of work is wind down in your cozy couch and watch a feel-good movie. Just five minutes into the film, your bladder starts to spasm. You try to ignore it and suppress the urge to go, but your bladder is relentless. You give in and pause the movie. Flash forward an hour later, and your bladder is back at it again. This time, you only have a few seconds to spare before making a big accident.
Oxytrol for Women is now available as the first over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder (OAB) in women ages 18 years and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Jan. 25. This announcement comes a week after the FDA also approved the use of Botox for individuals suffering from OAB and can’t use or don’t find other treatments useful.
Adults who don’t respond to, or cannot take, anticholinergic drugs can now use Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat overactive bladder (OAB), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Jan. 18.