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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 of researchers determined that acupuncture did not help women who were infertile because of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS have a hormonal imbalance that keeps them from releasing an egg (ovulating) during the menstrual cycle. Acupuncture is a key element of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves inserting thin needles into the skin to stimulate specific body points. Previous research has found it might benefit constipation, depression and morning sickness, among other ... Read more

Related support groups: Menstrual Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Overactive Bladder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Urinary Incontinence, Premenstrual Syndrome, Menorrhagia

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 patients," said study lead author Dr. Daniel Pucheril, a urologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Prior studies have linked the drug to thinking problems and increased risk of dementia in older people, possibly because of the way it affects brain chemicals, he said. "It's a great and effective drug for younger patients, but is a risky drug for older patients," Pucheril said. It boosts dementia risk even when not taken indefinitely, he said. Alternatives exist but they're more expensive and may ... Read more

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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 sleep apnea. It's also the first study to show the size of the effect of positive pressure mask treatment [CPAP] in patients with obstructive sleep apnea on their nocturia symptoms," said lead researcher Sajjad Rahnama'i, of Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Rahnama'i presented his team's findings Sunday at the European Association of Urology (EAU) annual meeting in London. One U.S. apnea expert who reviewed the new findings said apnea and nighttime overactive bladder ... Read more

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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 possible causes of nocturia, including – as this study found – the amount of salt in your diet. "This is the first study to measure how salt intake affects the frequency of going to the bathroom, so we need to confirm the work with larger studies," said study leader Tomohiro Matsuo, from Nagasaki University in Japan. "Nighttime urination is a real problem for many people, especially as they get older. This work holds out the possibility that a simply dietary modification might significantly ... Read more

Related support groups: Overactive Bladder, Urinary Incontinence, Primary Nocturnal Enuresis

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. Noctiva (desmopressin acetate) is approved for adults with nocturnal polyuria, an overproduction of urine at night. Noctiva is the first drug approved to treat the condition in the United States, the FDA added. Before prescribing Noctiva, health care providers should confirm overproduction of urine at night by collecting a 24-hour urine sample, the FDA recommended. They should also make sure a person's habits, such as excessive consumption of fluids, may not be contributing to the problem. ... Read more

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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 diabetes, and bladder and prostate problems, the Associated Press reported. The spray, used about 30 minutes before bedtime each night, helps the kidneys absorb more water in order to reduce the amount of urine. Noctiva carries a black box warning – the FDA's strongest – about the risk of dangerously low levels of sodium in the blood. Other possible side effects include colds, bronchitis, a rise in blood pressure, dizziness, back pain and nose bleeds, the AP reported. The drug was developed by ... Read more

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Anxiety May Lead to Unneeded Prostate Cancer Treatments

Posted 27 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 – Anxiety may prompt prostate cancer patients to opt for potentially unnecessary treatments, a new study suggests. The research included more than 1,500 men newly diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. They were more likely to choose surgery and radiation therapy than active surveillance. Active surveillance – also known as "watchful waiting" – is when the patient is monitored closely, but not treated. "Men's level of emotional distress shortly after diagnosis predicted greater likelihood of choosing surgery over active surveillance," said the researchers from the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. "Importantly, this was true among men with low-risk disease, for whom active surveillance may be a clinically viable option and side effects of surgery might be avoided," they noted. Though the study found an association ... Read more

Related support groups: Anxiety, Anxiety and Stress, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Genitourinary Surgical and Other Conditions

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 the risk of new or persistent stress urinary incontinence. Body mass index (BMI) is a rough estimate of a person's body fat based on height and weight. For example, a woman who's 5 feet 6 inches tall who weighs 175 pounds has a BMI of 28.2. If she lost 5 percent of her BMI, it would be 26.8, which translates to a weight loss of about 9 pounds. The study also showed that a decrease in grip strength of 5 percent or more was linked to 60 percent higher odds of new or persistent stress urinary ... Read more

Related support groups: Overactive Bladder, Urinary Incontinence

New Prostate Cancer Therapy Works Without Severe Side Effects

Posted 21 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

A new treatment for early stage Prostate Cancer is "transformative," according to researchers. The therapy features lasers and a drug made from deep sea bacteria, and does not cause severe side effects, BBC News reported. A clinical trial of 413 prostate cancer patients at 47 hospitals across Europe found that 49 percent had no remaining trace of cancer after undergoing the treatment. Only six percent of those who had the treatment had to undergo prostate removal, compared with 30 percent who did not have the new therapy. Many prostate cancer patients who have surgery or radiation therapy have lifelong impotence and urinary incontinence. But sexual and urination problems lasted no longer than three months among patients who had the new therapy, according to the study in The Lancet Oncology. The drug used in the treatment is made from bacteria that live in near total darkness on the ... Read more

Related support groups: Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

Health Highlights: Dec. 20, 2016

Posted 20 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Prostate Cancer Therapy Works Without Severe Side Effects A new treatment for early stage prostate cancer is "transformative," according to researchers. The therapy features lasers and a drug made from deep sea bacteria, and does not cause severe side effects, BBC News reported. A clinical trial of 413 prostate cancer patients at 47 hospitals across Europe found that 49 percent had no remaining trace of cancer after undergoing the treatment. Only six percent of those who had the treatment had to undergo prostate removal, compared with 30 percent who did not have the new therapy. Many prostate cancer patients who have surgery or radiation therapy have lifelong impotence and urinary incontinence. But sexual and urination problems lasted no longer than three months among patients who ... Read more

Related support groups: Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Urgency Incontinence in Women

Posted 4 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 – For women with bladder incontinence who haven't been helped by medications or other therapies, Botox injections may help control leakage better than an implanted nerve stimulation device, a new study suggests. However, both treatments are effective, according to doctors who treat the condition. In a head-to-head comparison, women given Botox saw their number of daily urgency incontinent episodes decrease by four, on average, compared to three for women who received the implant, called InterStim. Botox patients also said they had a greater reduction in symptoms and were more satisfied with the treatment, the researchers said. "Many women suffer from urgency incontinence and find inadequate relief of their problem from medications or behavioral changes," said lead researcher Dr. Cindy Amundsen. She's a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University in ... Read more

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

FDA Medwatch Alert: Hyoscyamine sulfate 0.125mg by Virtus Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Superpotent and Subpotent Test Results

Posted 16 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Virtus Pharmaceuticals Opco II, LLC (Virtus) is voluntarily recalling seven batches of Hyoscyamine sulfate (0.125mg) to the consumer level which include the tablet, sublingual, and orally disintegrating tablet form. This recall is being initiated due to both superpotent and subpotent test results. All of these batches were manufactured by Pharmatech LLC for distribution by Virtus throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. See the press release for a listing of affected batch numbers. Taking a product that is superpotent could result in hot/dry skin, fever, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, dry mouth, unusual excitement, fast or irregular heartbeat, dizziness, an inability to completely empty the bladder, and seizures. The severity of the adverse event would depend on how superpotent the tablet was. Adverse events such as clotted blood within the tissues and fractures could ... Read more

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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

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