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Your Role in Managing Nocturia

By Nancy Muller, PhD, MBA Executive Director of the National Association For Continence As soon as women begin approaching menopause and men approach mid-life as well, it is not uncommon for both to begin experiencing urinary symptoms that can easily … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Over-The-Counter Oxytrol for Women To Treat Overactive Bladder

January 25, 2013 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Oxytrol for Women, the first over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women ages 18 years and older. Oxytrol will remain available for men with overactive bladder by prescription … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Botox To Treat Overactive Bladder

January 18, 2013 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot use or do not adequately respond to a class of medications known as anticholinergics. … Continue reading

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Patients at the Center of the Plate

By Nancy Muller, PhD Executive Director of the National Association For Continence By default, 2013 heralds a new year for all of us. Some may elect to take a bold new step into more integrated healthcare than our traditionally fragmented … Continue reading

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Dreading the Loss of Travel Freedoms

By Nancy Muller, PhD Executive Director of the National Association For Continence At NAFC, we recently completed our sixth nationwide survey of Americans in just the past 12 years. Each one has revealed light on the beliefs, behaviors, and health literacy … Continue reading

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Poor Quality of Sleep? Getting at the Root Cause

By Nancy Muller, PhD Executive Director of the National Association For Continence As the U. S. population ages and Baby Boomers, in particular, move well past the threshold of midlife, loss of sleep quality becomes a common topic of conversation … Continue reading

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Urgency and Frequency Bothering You?

By Nancy Muller, PhD, Executive Director National Association For Continence Typical symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) include: urinating more than eight times per day or more than once at night (urinary frequency) a strong and sudden desire to urinate (urinary … Continue reading

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Tackling Nocturia To Get More Sleep

Below are blog posts by health care professional on Nocturia This post is by Jerry Blaivas, MD, clinical professor of Urology, Weil-Cornell Medical School and adjunct professor of Urology, SUNY-Downstate Medical School Are you awakened from sleep because of the … Continue reading

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Natural Rx for UI and Overactive Bladder?

There are many natural treatments available for urinary incontinence and overactive bladder (OAB). Your symptoms can be eased through a developmental approach. Behavioral techniques and natural treatments for urinary incontinence and OAB have almost no harmful effects and are relatively inexpensive. … Continue reading

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Managing the Side Effects from OAB Medications

Medications used for overactive bladder symptoms help to control urgency, frequency and urge incontinence. They work by helping the bladder muscle to relax and allow a larger amount of urine to be stored. It is important to take the medication … Continue reading

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