New Treatments For Overactive Bladder – Part 1 of 2
New Treatments For Overactive Bladder. More than 33 million Americans experience from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the US Food and Drug Administration says. There are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but many society don’t seek help because they’re embarrassed or don’t know about therapy options, according to an working 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 miss 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 care options for patients with overactive bladder. Not every drug is right for every patient,” Dr Olivia Easley, a senior medical officer with the FDA Division of Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Products, said in the FDA gossip release. “Patients need to take the first step of seeking help from a health care professional to determine whether the symptoms they are experiencing are due to overactive bladder or another condition, and to come to a decision which treatment is the best”.