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New Guidelines for Urinary Incontinence Screenings

Posted 2 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 – New guidelines now recommend yearly urinary incontinence screening for all women. But some experts say such screening needs to be introduced with caution. Urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control) affects about 51 percent of women and can harm their physical, functional and social well-being, according to the American College of Physicians. But many women are ...

Don't Believe the Hype on 'Vaginal Rejuvenation,' FDA Says

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 – Despite their growing popularity, there's no evidence that so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" procedures are either safe or effective, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The procedures, which use lasers and other energy-based devices to remove or reshape vaginal tissue, claim to treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence or sexual ...

FDA Approves Supplemental New Drug Application for Myrbetriq (mirabegron) for Use in Combination with Solifenacin Succinate for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder Symptoms

Posted 5 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TOKYO, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., "Astellas") announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the use of mirabegron in combination with the muscarinic antagonist solifenacin succinate for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of ...

Yoga May Be Right Move Against Urinary Incontinence

Posted 22 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 – Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests. The finding stems from a small study of participants in yoga classes specifically designed to help older women with urinary incontinence. They were between the ages of 55 and 83 (average age: 66), and none practiced yoga before joining the study. "In spite of their age, the ...

Health Tip: Identifying Common Bladder Problems in Women

Posted 29 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Women may have a variety of bladder problems as they age. But many don't seek help because they are embarrassed or believe their symptoms are a normal part of aging. Womenshealth.gov identifies these women's symptoms that may indicate a bladder problem: Needing to go to the bathroom eight or more times per day. Getting up to go to the bathroom at night. Having a strong urge and fearing you ...

Common Exercise Therapy May Not Help Women With Leaky Bladder

Posted 17 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 – A commonly promoted exercise purported to help a woman control a leaky bladder probably isn't effective, experts say. The workout – called the abdominal hypopressive technique – (AHT) is a breathing and "posture-correcting" approach widely known and used in North America, South America and Europe, said a team of European researchers. With AHT, patients breathe in deeply ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Prostate Cancer

Posted 29 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men. And black men are more likely to get the disease, and twice as likely to die from it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The slow-growing disease often shows few or no symptoms until it's too late. But if symptoms do emerge, they may include: Difficulty beginning urination. Weak or interrupted flow of urine. Frequent ...

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, But Not Infertility Due To PCOS

Posted 27 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 – Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China – one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. A research team found acupuncture did improve symptoms of stress incontinence – an involuntarily loss of urine, such as when a woman sneezes or coughs. But in a separate study, another team ...

Bike Fanatics Shouldn't Worry About Effects on Sexual Health

Posted 15 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 – The groin pain and numbness some serious bicyclists experience isn't harmful to their sexual or urinary health, two new studies suggest. "As cycling gains in popularity, as both a hobby and a professional sport, it is important for the public to know that it has no credible link to urologic disease or sexual dysfunction," said Dr. Kevin McVary, a spokesman for the American ...

Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study

Posted 31 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 – A drug linked to a raised risk of dementia is taken by millions of older Americans who have an overactive bladder, researchers say. More than one-quarter of patients with the urinary problem had been prescribed the drug oxybutynin (Ditropan), an international team of investigators found. Yet, "oxybutynin is a particularly poor drug for overactive bladder in elderly ...

Curbing Sleep Apnea Might Mean Fewer Night Trips to Bathroom

Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 – Millions of Americans battle bothersome nighttime conditions, such as sleep apnea or the need to get up frequently to urinate. Now, new research suggests that treating the former condition with CPAP "mask" therapy might also help ease the latter. "This is the first study to show the true incidence of nocturia – peeing at night – in patients who suffer from obstructive ...

Less Salt, Fewer Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, March 26, 2017 – Lowering your salt intake could mean fewer trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night, a new study suggests. Most people over age 60, and many even younger, wake up to pee one or more times a night. This is called nocturia. This interruption of sleep can lead to problems such as stress, irritability or tiredness, which can affect quality of life. There are several ...

Noctiva Approved for Frequent Urination at Night

Posted 6 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 – Noctiva nasal spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat frequent urination at night due to excess urine production. Norturia, the medical term for getting up at night to urinate, can be caused by factors such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, certain medications or diseases of the bladder or prostate, the agency said in a news release. ...

New Nasal Spray, Noctiva, Reduces Nighttime Urination

Posted 6 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

A nasal spray formulation of desmopressin acetate, effective at reducing the number of times adults have to urinate during the night, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Noctiva (desmopressin acetate) is a nasal spray for adults who make at least two nighttime trips to the bathroom due to causes such as certain medications, chronic heart failure, poorly controlled ...

Staying Trim, Strong May Cut Risk of Urinary Incontinence

Posted 31 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 – Urinary incontinence is a widespread complaint among women, but a new study suggests that older women may find relief from this frustrating problem if they're slimmer and stronger. The study followed nearly 1,500 women in their 70s for three years. Researchers found that a decrease in body mass index of 5 percent or more during that time led to a 50 percent reduction in ...

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