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3 Unexpected Uses for Botox
Because Botox is known for smoothing out wrinkles and facial imperfections, it has become associated with a line-less face with zero expression. But Botox can actually be used for several medical conditions.
Success Story: Surgery for Urinary Incontinence
Surgical mesh slings appear to be an effective way to treat urinary incontinence in women — despite past concerns.
New Guidelines for Treating Incontinence
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has updated its guidelines for treating urinary incontinence (UI), a fairly common medical issue facing women today.
Urine Isn't Sterile: Bacteria and Overactive Bladder
Researchers appear to have debunked the long-held notion that urine is sterile. And the bacteria in urine may have implications for people with overactive bladder.
Women's Risks for Losing Bladder Control
Many women lose control of their bladder after pregnancy. This can not only be embarassing, but treatment can be expensive and the condition can seriously affect a woman's overall quality of life.
Continuing Toilet Trips After Birth
A common problem among pregnant women is a constant need to use the restroom. This need can turn into a more serious condition after pregnancy if these future moms are unable to keep normal blood sugar levels while baby is in the womb.
Female Pelvic Surgery No Sure Thing
Gravity and bodily wear-and-tear have their effects. In some women who are growing older or who have given birth, those effects eventually may cause the pelvic organs to prolapse.
Pros and Cons of Urinary Slings
If it didn't work the first time, women who get urinary slings to control their bladder can certainly try the procedure again. The second or third time might be a charm, but not all outcomes with the new slings benefit its user.
OTC Overactive Bladder Treatment Approved
Oxytrol for Women, a patch that is applied to the skin to treat overactive bladder, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an over-the-counter treatment.
Physical Therapy for Women's Bladders
Trouble holding it? For women, physical therapy can help them have less pain and better control of their bladder. About two-thirds of women felt much better after getting physical therapy, according to a new study. The more therapy women can get, the better the results.