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Overactive Bladder is Treatable
No one should have to live with OAB – including you If you’re like a lot of people, you might think that bladder issues are just something you have to deal with as you get older – frequent urination, the need to go at night, the occasional accident when you can’t make it to the bathroom in time.
The truth is, these aren’t the inevitable signs of aging, they’re actually symptoms of a medical condition called Overactive Bladder, or OAB. The good new is that it can be treated.
Data suggests that OAB affects about 37 million Americans, which is about 1 out of every 6 people1,2. That makes it more common than vision problems and diabetes3,4.
If you find that surprising, here’s something that may be even more so: Over 6 out of 10 of patients with symptoms reported that they were not using any treatment to manage their incontinence5. In fact, just 1 out of every 8 Americans who’ve experienced loss of bladder control have been diagnosed5.
That’s unfortunate, because there are effective treatments for OAB that can make a meaningful difference in your life. Some of them are amazingly simple, too, like diet and lifestyle changes that can begin producing results before you know it.
If they don’t work, there are medications you can take and even quick, in-office medical procedures that can reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
Take a look at the short video below to see for yourself – there’s a whole world of treatment options out there that can help you get control of your bladder and get back your life:
The first step to successful treatment, though, is to speak up. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about – the physicians in our office deal with OAB patients every day, and we’re very good at making you feel comfortable about discussing what you’re experiencing.
So if you find yourself staying close to bathrooms, avoiding fluids before bed or using pads or liners every now and then, don’t wait. We’re here for you now and we have treatments that can really help.
Call us and schedule your appointment now.
Sources:1: Stewart WF, et al. Prevalence and burden of overactive bladder in the United States. World J Urol. 2003 May; 20(6):327-336.2: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2011). World Population Prospects: The 2010 Revision, CD-ROM Edition.3: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), http://www.cdc.gov/vision-health/basic_information/vision_loss_burden.htm. Accessed March 16, 2017.4: National diabetes statistics, 2011. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse website. http://www.diabe-tes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/ pubs/statistics/#fast. Accessed March 16, 2017.5. Muller N. Overactive bladder in middle age women: the frustration of baby boomers with OAB symptoms. Ann Urol. 2010 Sept;1(1).Ho