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New Prostate Technique May Help Men's Nighttime Urination

Posted 4 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 4, 2016 – Waking often in the night to urinate is a common problem among men who have an enlarged prostate, but an innovative new treatment has shown some promise in easing the problem, researchers are reporting. The procedure, called prostatic artery embolization (PAE), involves placing microscopic spheres in the arteries that supply blood to the prostate gland to partially block the blood flow. Reducing blood flow to the prostate causes the gland to soften and shrink, said lead researcher Dr. Sandeep Bagla, an interventional radiologist at the Vascular Institute of Virginia, in Woodbridge. In their new study, Bagla and his colleagues show that PAE improves symptoms in men suffering from nocturia – waking up repeatedly during the night to urinate. "Their urinary symptoms bothered them considerably less, and their quality of life also showed marked improvement," Bagla ... Read more

Related support groups: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Overactive Bladder, Urinary Incontinence, Prostatitis, Urinary Retention, Primary Nocturnal Enuresis, Prostate Tumor - Benign

Urinary Incontinence Risk Rises Slightly After Vaginal Birth, Study Finds

Posted 26 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 – Women who give birth vaginally are slightly more likely to develop urinary incontinence afterward compared to women who have cesarean sections, according to Finnish researchers. However, experts in the United States stressed that C-section deliveries come with their own risks, so the choice of how to deliver a child must be made between a woman and her doctor. Urinary incontinence is a common problem among women, affecting hundreds of millions worldwide. It's known that aging, obesity and childbirth increase the risk, but the long-term effects of the type of childbirth have been unclear. In its review, the Finnish team looked at data from 16 studies. The investigators found that vaginal delivery was associated with an 8 percent increased risk that the woman would later develop stress urinary incontinence, which was nearly two times higher than with cesarean ... Read more

Related support groups: Overactive Bladder, Urinary Incontinence, Delivery, Labor and Delivery including Augmentation

Yoga May Boost Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

Posted 20 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 – Yoga may benefit men who are undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, according to a small study. Many such patients experience side effects, including fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and a decline in their quality of life, the researchers said. The new study included 27 men who attended 75-minute yoga classes twice a week. These patients saw their quality of life and side effects remain stable throughout their radiation treatment. "Data have consistently shown declines in these important measures among prostate cancer patients undergoing cancer therapy without any structured fitness interventions, so the stable scores seen with our yoga program are really good news," Dr. Neha Vapiwala, an associate professor in the radiation oncology department of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, said in a ... Read more

Related support groups: Erectile Dysfunction, Overactive Bladder, Prostate Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, History - Radiation Therapy

Health Tip: What May Cause Urinary Incontinence

Posted 17 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

-- The inability to fully control the bladder, a condition known as urinary incontinence, has many potential causes and treatments. The Womenshealth.gov website says possible causes include: Weakening of the pelvic muscles due to pregnancy or childbirth. Lower levels of estrogen during menopause. Chronic constipation. Side effects from medication, such as diuretics or hormone replacement therapy. Alcohol or caffeine. Being overweight. Nerve damage. Read more

Related support groups: Overactive Bladder, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Alkalinization

Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study

Posted 9 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 – Surgical mesh appears to be relatively safe for treating urinary incontinence in women, despite concerns raised by U.S. regulators, a new report contends. Only one out of every 30 women who receive a synthetic vaginal mesh sling to treat stress incontinence will suffer a complication that requires a second surgery, according to a decade-long follow-up study of nearly 60,000 Canadian women. "If a person has a sling in, 97 percent of them will do just fine and will have a good outcome potentially up to 10 years, in terms of their risk for future surgery," said study author Dr. Blayne Welk, an assistant professor of urology at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in Ontario. The researchers also found that women can greatly reduce their risk of complications by choosing a surgeon who performs these mesh implants on a regular basis. "You ... Read more

Related support groups: Overactive Bladder, Urinary Incontinence, Genitourinary Surgical and Other Conditions

Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, Two Studies Find

Posted 15 May 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 – Although Botox has long been used to smooth aging skin, new research finds that the muscle relaxant is also a useful treatment for urinary incontinence. With the condition, an overactive bladder contracts too often or without warning, leading to the constant urge to urinate and/or bladder leakage. But two studies, slated to be presented Friday at the American Urological Association annual meeting in New Orleans, offer evidence that injecting Botox directly into the bladder muscle may be an effective and safe way to treat the problem. "The bottom-line gist is that we found that Botox has a good, long-lasting, safe and consistent effect over time among patients who do initially respond well to it and choose to continue treatment," said Dr. Victor Nitti, vice chair of the department of urology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Nitti, who is also ... Read more

Related support groups: Overactive Bladder, Botox, Botox Cosmetic, Onabotulinumtoxina

Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

Posted 19 Jan 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 – More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. There are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but many people don't seek help because they're embarrassed or don't know about therapy options, according to an agency news release. In people with overactive bladder, the bladder muscle squeezes too often or squeezes without warning. This can cause symptoms such as: the need to urinate too often (eight or more times a day, or two or more times a night); the need to urinate immediately; or accidental leakage of urine. Treatments for overactive bladder include oral medications, skin patches or gel, and bladder injections. "There are many treatment options for patients with overactive bladder. Not every drug is right for every patient," Dr. Olivia ... Read more

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Drug for Bladder Problems May Help Control Weight, Too

Posted 7 Jan 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 – A drug already used to treat overactive bladder may also someday help control weight by boosting the metabolic powers of brown fat, a small study suggests. While white fat stores energy, brown fat burns energy to generate body heat. In the process, it can help maintain body weight and prevent obesity, at least in animals, previous studies have shown. In the new study, researchers gave 12 healthy, lean young men a high dose of the drug mirabegron (Myrbetriq), and found that it boosted their metabolic rate. The drug "activates the brown fat cells to burn calories and generate heat," said study researcher Dr. Aaron Cypess. He is section head of translational physiology at the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. When the activity of the drug peaked, "the metabolic rate went up by 13 percent on average," Cypess said. That translates ... Read more

Related support groups: Obesity, Overactive Bladder, Myrbetriq, Mirabegron

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night

Posted 9 Dec 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 – Many women have to get up more than once a night because of a full bladder, a new study finds. Researchers found that of over 2,000 women aged 40 and up, one-third said they routinely got up at least twice a night to use the bathroom. Doctors refer to that as nocturia, and it can be a sign that you're drinking too much tea or coffee at night – or a signal of a serious health condition. "Traditionally, nocturia has been considered a part of other urinary tract disorders," said lead researcher Dr. Amy Hsu, a fellow at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. But in this study, 40 percent of the women with nocturia reported no other urinary tract symptoms, such as daytime overactive bladder or urine leakage. That suggests nocturia often cannot be attributed to those conditions, according to Hsu, who reports the findings in the January issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. ... Read more

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Bathroom Visits May Add to Sleep Problems for Seniors

Posted 14 Mar 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 14 – Having to get up at night to urinate may worsen the already poor sleep of older people with insomnia, a new study suggests. Treatment of this problem, called nocturia, might help improve the sleep quality among these seniors, the researchers said. The study included older men and women with insomnia. Their patterns of sleeping and waking up to urinate during the night were evaluated for two weeks. The investigators found that 54 percent of all nighttime awakenings were associated with having to urinate. The more often a person had to go to the bathroom during the night, the poorer their self-reported quality of sleep, according to the study, which was published online March 15 in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. In addition, the study authors noted that nighttime awakenings were 11.5 percent longer on nights when people had to go to the bathroom. Waking up ... Read more

Related support groups: Sleep Disorders, Overactive Bladder

FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Oxytrol for Women to treat Overactive Bladder

Posted 25 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

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 only. Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder squeezes too often or squeezes without warning. Symptoms include leaking urine (urinary incontinence), feeling the sudden and urgent need to urinate, and frequent urination. Overactive bladder affects an estimated 33 million Americans, the majority of whom are older women. Oxytrol for Women contains oxybutynin, a medicine that helps relax the bladder muscle. Oxybutynin belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. It is the first drug in this class to be made available over-the-counter for treatment of overactive bladder. Oxytrol for Women is a patch ... Read more

Related support groups: Overactive Bladder, Oxybutynin, Oxytrol

First OTC Drug Approved for Women With Overactive Bladder

Posted 25 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 25 – The drug Oxytrol has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first over-the-counter treatment for women 18 and older with overactive bladder. Overactive bladder is characterized by symptoms including leakage, frequent urination and feeling the sudden and urgent need to urinate. The condition affects some 33 million Americans, mostly older women. Oxytrol contains oxybutynin, among a class of drugs called anticholinergics that are designed to relax the bladder muscle. Oxytrol is a patch applied to the skin every four days, the FDA said in a news release. The drug will remain available for adult men by prescription only, the agency said. Side effects reported during clinical testing included skin irritation at the patch site, dry mouth and constipation. Oxytrol for Women is marketed by Merck, based in Whitehouse Station, N.J. More information To ... Read more

Related support groups: Overactive Bladder, Oxybutynin, Ditropan, Oxytrol, Gelnique, Ditropan XL, Urotrol, Anturol

Botox Approved for Overactive Bladder

Posted 22 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 – U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) has been expanded to include adults with overactive bladder who don't respond to a class of drugs called anticholinergics. Overactive bladder's typical symptoms including leakage, frequent urination and feeling the sudden and urgent need to urinate. Botox, when injected into the bladder, causes it to relax and increases its capacity, the FDA said in a news release. In a clinical study, people treated with Botox after 12 weeks had urinary incontinence 1.6 to 1.9 times less per day than people treated with a placebo, the FDA said. The most common adverse reactions recorded during the study included urinary tract infection, painful urination and incomplete bladder emptying (urinary retention). People who develop urinary retention may have to use a catheter until the situation resolves, the agency ... Read more

Related support groups: Overactive Bladder, Botox, Botox Cosmetic, Onabotulinumtoxina

FDA Gives Nod to Botox to Treat Overactive Bladder

Posted 21 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 18 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval for the use of Botox against a form of urinary incontinence known as overactive bladder. "Clinical studies have demonstrated Botox's ability to significantly reduce the frequency of urinary incontinence," Dr. Hylton Joffe, director of the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Products in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in an agency news release. "Today's approval provides an important additional treatment option for patients with overactive bladder, a condition that affects an estimated 33 million men and women in the United States," he added. Overactive bladder is a condition where the bladder contracts too frequently or without warning, causing incontinence, sudden/urgent urge to urinate and frequent urination. However, injections of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) into the bladder ... Read more

Related support groups: Overactive Bladder, Botox, Botox Cosmetic, Onabotulinumtoxina

FDA Approves Botox to Treat Overactive Bladder

Posted 18 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

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. Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder squeezes too often or squeezes without warning. Symptoms include leaking urine (urinary incontinence), feeling the sudden and urgent need to urinate, and frequent urination. When Botox is injected into the bladder muscle, it causes the bladder to relax, increasing the bladder’s storage capacity and reducing episodes of urinary incontinence. Injecting the bladder with Botox is performed using cystoscopy, a procedure that allows a doctor to visualize the interior of the bladder while Botox is being injected. “Clinical studies have demonstrated Botox’s ability to significantly redu ... Read more

Related support groups: Overactive Bladder, Botox, Onabotulinumtoxina

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