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overactive bladder

The Crippling Pain of Endometriosis

Dionne, 23 from Scotland talks to Bladder and Bowel Community about how the perception of endometriosis needs to change and more awareness is needed around just how damaging this gynaecological condition can be.

Mark – Living With Overactive Bladder

Mark has bravely agreed to share his story of living with an overactive bladder. Mark is 40, a Project Manager and lives with his wife and two children in the Midlands. Mark has lived with embarrassing bladder symptoms for several years…

Menopause And The Bladder

Yesterday marked World Menopause Day and an opportunity to discuss a change in life that affects every single woman at some point. Menopause appears to be one of those taboo subjects where women will just ‘put up’ with menopausal symptoms.…

Catheters And Me: A True Story From 21 Year Old Gemma

By Gemma Harenburg: So the story really begins since I came home. The background you ask? Well, let me explain. Although first of all, I would like to let you know that I want this article to be positively working towards reducing…

Taking Control Of Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a very common condition, affecting an estimated 30% of women worldwide. The condition can have a significant impact on daily life affecting activities, relationships and emotional well-being. Two-thirds…

Penile Sheaths

Penile Sheath Sheaths are a popular and effective alternative to absorbent pads for many men. They fit over the penis like a condom and are attached by a tube to a drainage bag and can be used during the day and during the night. Penile…

10 Overactive Bladder Treatment Options to Try

Living with a bladder condition such as Overactive Bladder can be both physically and emotionally demanding. NewLifeOutlook give you some great advice that can help to improve your bladder symptoms.

FREE RADAR Key With Home Delivery Service

The RADAR key provides you with access to over 9,000 accessible public facilities around the UK. They can be found in many shopping centres, pubs, cafes, cinemas, bus and rail stations.

Eating Your Way To A Healthier Bladder

Want to know what foods irritate the bladder, or calm the bladder lining? We explore how food and drink affects our bladder and bowel, and share five conservative methods of improving bladder health.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Symptoms And Treatments

What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is the name given to a group of rare disorders that affects the connective tissues. Connective tissues in the body are vital as they provide support for the skin, bone, internal…

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

AD This article contains links 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…

Frequency Resources

Below you will find the most popular downloads for those looking for help with their frequency condition. Just click on the image or the link to download your guide. If you can’t find what you are looking for then why not explore our…

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 and can help to relieve abdominal pain and cramping, especially if…

Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS)

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 (Botox)

Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox can be used to manage an overactive bladder in patients with symptoms of urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency. Learn more about how this treatment could help you.

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 active substance mirabegron. As a bladder muscle relaxant it reduces the activity of an overactive bladder and treats the symptoms.

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

What is Duloxetine? The medication for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is called duloxetine. This medication is thought to increases the activity of the nerve that stimulates the urethral sphincter, improving its…

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

What is 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…