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Healthy Aging For Women: Living With An Overactive Bladder

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Do you have an overactive bladder? Afraid of a little leak when you cough or laugh? You don’t have to suffer anymore. Living with an overactive bladder isn’t easy. Sufferers can feel embarrassed, not wanting others to know why they are frequently running to the restroom. Others might assume those frequent restroom trips or difficulty getting to the restroom in time is just something they’ll have to “live with” for the rest of their lives. If you have an overactive bladder, you’re not alone. It is estimated that 1 in 3 women suffers from an overactive bladder. The symptoms vary from person to person but can include a sudden, uncontrollable or frequent need to urinate; leakage of urine, known as incontinence; and even getting up several times a night to go to the restroom. Women can also suffer from incontinence, unrelated to an overactive bladder. Just a cough or a laugh can cause many women to leak urine unexpectedly. While both conditions are more prevalent in older women, they can actually affect women of all ages. But having an overactive bladder or suffering from incontinence isn’t a lifetime sentence of embarrassment. The important message here is that you should not ignore your symptoms. Consulting a urogynecologist, who has expertise in this area, can provide a variety of treatment options that will help in restoring your quality of life. I will be discussing this topic during our upcoming free seminar at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. Women over the child-bearing stage are invited to hear brief, targeted presentations by experts from Baylor College of Medicine about menopause, hormone replacement therapy, alternatives to a hysterectomy, osteoporosis and other important women’s health topics. You’ll even have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the physicians afterwards. Healthy Aging SeriesHealthy Aging: What Women Need to Know Now Thursday, Sept 13, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women 6651 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030 4th floor, conference room A Reserve your seat now! Limited seating available. I look forward to seeing you there!

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