Overactive Bladder Doesn’t have to Control Your Life

I am being compensated by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. for this post; however, the opinions expressed here are my own.

Lots of women are planners. They make lists of things they need to do throughout the day and then check off the items as they complete them. One thing some women have to plan their day around is when and where to go to the bathroom. Some women have to go 8 or more times per day and when the need to go strikes there has to be a bathroom nearby because when you gotta go…you gotta go NOW, if you know what I mean!1

Overactive bladder (OAB) isn’t something we talk about often (unless we are with our closest girlfriends and then we talk about EVERYTHING).

Did You Know?

The Peehavior” survey of 2,854 women conducted by Astellas found that:

1. 60 percent of women think about their bladder health either very little or not at all.2

2. Women age 55+ are more likely not to confide in anyone when it comes to frequently visiting the bathroom.2

Having to go to the bathroom frequently is no laughing matter. When we go on family vacations the whole family knows that Mom has to stop and go to the bathroom more than anyone else and they don’t mind. The frequent stops add to our travel time but there’s not much I can do about it. Or so I thought. Now I know that life doesn’t have to revolve around the symptoms of OAB.

OAB is a diagnosable medical condition for which treatments are available.1 To find out more visit StopStalling.com.

Talk to your healthcare professional about OAB. For those of us who have it, it’s time we stopped being embarrassed and started talking!

References:

  • Gormley EA, Lightner DJ, Burgio KL, et al. Diagnosis and treatment of overactive bladder (non-neurogenic) in adults: AUA/SUFU guideline. American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. 2014.
  • Astellas and Ipsos Public Affairs. Data on File.

 

I am being compensated by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. for this post; however, the opinions expressed here are my own.

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