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overactive bladder

Revolutionary Incontinence Treatment

Post Prostate Cancer surgery? Suffering with leaks? A revolutionary, new incontinence treatment has got everyone talking; here’s why you NEED to use it… Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer found in men in the UK…

Q&A with Dr. Ruth Maher INNOVO® co-inventor

Dr. Ruth Maher is one of the original four inventors of Innovotherapy, the only non-invasive therapy clinically proven to restore the pelvic floor. Innovotherapy directly targets pelvic floor weakness - the root cause of urinary leaks -…

Alpha Blockers

We have listed here some of the bladder conditions and symptoms for which alpha blockers may be prescribed by your GP or health professional. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia  - some types of alpha blockers are prescribed to prevent hormones…

Lifestyle, Fluids and Diet

There are some general lifestyle changes that you could make which may help to alleviate your symptoms. As well as following a healthy diet, you should try to take some form of regular exercise. If you have stress incontinence it may be…

Overactive Bladder Treatments

It can often be difficult to pinpoint the cause of an overactive bladder so your treatment will involve relieving the symptoms that give you the most trouble. Many people with an overactive bladder will have a mixture of symptoms including…

Antispasmodic

Antispasmodic medicines relax the intestinal muscles and help to slow down bowel movements to relieve diarrhoea. These medicines tend to be used to ease the symptoms of IBS.

Sacral nerve stimulation

Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM) (also known as Sacral Nerve Stimulation) is an NHS funded therapy that may be able to help certain people who experience bladder and bowel problems.  Where successful, the treatment can be a life changing…

Bladder augmentation

If you have Overactive Bladder or the symptoms of urge and urgency, you may wish to consider surgery if other more conservative treatments have not proved successful. Every person is different, and a surgeon will be able to discuss with you…

Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin commonly known as botox, is a powerful neurotoxin made by a bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It works by blocking the transmission of the electrical impulse from a nerve which makes a muscle contract. Thus injecting…

Detrusor myectomy

If you have Overactive Bladder or symptoms of urge and urgency, you may wish to consider surgery if your symptoms have not sufficiently improved after you have tried other more conservative treatments. Every person is different, and a…

Betmiga

Betmiga contains the active substance mirabegron. It is a bladder muscle relaxant (a so called oral β3-adrenoceptor agonist), which reduces the activity of an overactive bladder and treats the related symptoms. Launched in 2013 it is the…

Darifenacin

Darifenacin hydrobromide is a medicine which is used to treat people who have urinary problems such as incontinence, urgency or frequency which are caused by an overactive bladder. It works by preventing spasms of the bladder muscle, which…

Duloxetine

The medication for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence is called duloxetine. This medication is thought to increases the activity of the nerve that stimulates the urethral sphincter, improving its function. This medication is not…

Fesoterodine

Fesoterodine fumarate is a medicine used to help treat symptoms of an overactive bladder such as urinary incontinence, urgency or frequency. It works by reducing spasms of the bladder muscle which can help to reduce the episodes of urinary…

Oxybutynin transdermal patch

There are several medications available which can help you to control your bladder and reduce wetting, these are called antimuscarinic or anticholinergic drugs. These medicines can help improve the symptoms of overactive bladder by relaxing…

Propiverine

Propiverine hydrochloride is a medicine used to treat people who have urinary problems caused by an overactive bladder or by spinal cord injuries.  It works by preventing spasms of the bladder muscle, which can help to reduce the episodes…

Solifenacin succinate

Solifenacin succinate is a medicine used to help treat symptoms of an overactive bladder such as incontinence, urgency or frequency.  It works by preventing spasms of the bladder muscle, which can help to reduce the episodes of urinary…

Tolterodine

Tolterodine is a medicine used to treat people who have urinary problems such as urinary incontinence or frequency which are caused by an overactive bladder. It works by preventing spasms of the bladder muscle which can help to reduce the…

Trospium chloride

Trospium chloride is a medicine used to help to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder such as urinary incontinence, urgency or frequency. It works by preventing spasms of the bladder muscle which can help to reduce the episodes of urinary…

Oxybutynin

There are several medications available which can help you to control your bladder and reduce wetting, these are called antimuscarinic or anticholinergic drugs. These medicines can help improve the symptoms of overactive bladder by relaxing…

Overactive Bladder

If you get sudden urges to go to the toilet to pass urine which are difficult to ignore, you could be suffering from an overactive bladder. This is sometimes called an unstable or irritable bladder or detrusor overactivity. It means that…