Women’s Health Week: a time to address Urologic issues such as Overactive Bladder. It can be treated.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, OAB affects more than 33 million Americans, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men. Women with OAB experience symptoms, such as a sudden urgency to urinate that is frequent and cannot be controlled.

A CUC Urologist can help you manage your symptoms. Overactive bladder has many treatments from medication and behavioral changes to nerve stimulation therapies that can help get your life back to normal.

•Physical Therapy

•Lifestyle changes

•Medications

•Botox injections –The FDA approved Botox injections to treat adults with OAB who cannot use or do not respond to medications.

•Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) – PTNS is a type of external neuromodulation therapy, or nerve stimulation for patients who have not had success with medications or other therapies.

•Neuromodulation therapy – Also known as Interstim®, is a type of internal neuromodulation therapy that stimulates the sacral nerves for patients who have not had success with medications or other therapies.

Bladder control problems such as OAB affect millions of women. During Women’s Health Week, take control of your bladder and improve your life – discuss any urinary symptoms you are experiencing with a CUC Urology specialist who understands how bladder control problems negatively impact quality of life.

 

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