Women's Risks for Losing Bladder Control
Many women lose control of their bladder after pregnancy. This can not only be embarassing, but treatment can be expensive and the condition can seriously affect a woman's overall quality of life.
Continuing Toilet Trips After Birth
A common problem among pregnant women is a constant need to use the restroom. This need can turn into a more serious condition after pregnancy if these future moms are unable to keep normal blood sugar levels while baby is in the womb.
Female Pelvic Surgery No Sure Thing
Gravity and bodily wear-and-tear have their effects. In some women who are growing older or who have given birth, those effects eventually may cause the pelvic organs to prolapse.
Pros and Cons of Urinary Slings
If it didn't work the first time, women who get urinary slings to control their bladder can certainly try the procedure again. The second or third time might be a charm, but not all outcomes with the new slings benefit its user.
OTC Overactive Bladder Treatment Approved
Oxytrol for Women, a patch that is applied to the skin to treat overactive bladder, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an over-the-counter treatment.
Physical Therapy for Women's Bladders
Trouble holding it? For women, physical therapy can help them have less pain and better control of their bladder. About two-thirds of women felt much better after getting physical therapy, according to a new study. The more therapy women can get, the better the results.
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).
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.