As estrogen levels lower near menopause, a lot of women develop a sensitive bladder. The medical term is OAB or overactive bladder. Oab is a term for a collection of symptoms related to bladder control. You may experience:
- More frequent urination
- Sudden urges to urinate
- Difficulty getting to a bathroom on time before leaking urine
- Waking to urinate two plus times at night
Poor bladder control can lead to disturbed sleep, waking up at night often which can increase the risk of falls, interfere with work, sex, and even lead to poor self-assessment, and overall well-being. Many women feel so embarrassed about their bladder issues that they don’t even want to tell their healthcare provider about it. In fact, they may keep it a secret for up to five and even seven years before asking for help.
Many people also think there is nothing that can be done to make it better. But that isn’t the case. There are lots of new treatments to improve or correct your problem. So don’t let a secret keep you upset. And don’t live in constant fear of getting wet. Tell your healthcare provider soon and start getting the help you need to feel better and more in control of your life. Click on the video below to hear this weeks music video…Incontinence.
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