Overactive bladder update: Treatment, diet, natural remedies

Common treatment for overactive bladder linked to increased risk of depressionHaving to urgently use the bathroom but not making it to the toilet is something we do not like to experience, yet it’s a problem we all face at one time or another. We at Bel Marra recognize this problem and have decided to give our readers an overactive bladder update. We’ve compiled a list of articles that address overactive bladder treatment as well as overactive bladder natural remedies you can try at home, and how an overactive bladder diet can help you. You will also learn why this phenomenon occurs, helping you spot the signs of dementia and depression, which can be the underlying cause of why you may be experiencing an overactive bladder.

Common treatment for overactive bladder linked to increased risk of depression

Finding a bathroom during times of urgency can be extremely stressful, but luckily, we’re usually able to find the facilities in time and enjoy well-deserved relief. While this may not occur often, there are people out there who struggle with this ordeal on a daily basis—they have been diagnosed with overactive bladder. Being a recognized disorder, there are various pharmaceutical treatment options patients may choose from. However, according to a new study, an antimuscarinic medication used in women for the treatment of overactive bladder was linked with and an increased risk of depression.


“This population-based retrospective cohort study found that use of antimuscarinics was associated with subsequent depressive disorder in women with overactive bladder,” said Li-Ting Kao, senior author of The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study. Continue reading…

Overactive bladder diet: Foods and drinks to manage bladder healthOveractive bladder diet: Foods and drinks to manage bladder health

As studies have shown, those who suffer from overactive bladder (OAB) can manage their bladder health with diet adjustments. While it does take a little planning, it can bring many OAB sufferers a lot of relief.

Overactive bladder is best described as a bladder problem that leads to the sudden urge to urinate or the need to urinate frequently throughout the day and night. While the volume of fluid intake can have an impact on this condition, there seems to be a lot of personal testimony suggesting the type of fluid and the kind of foods that are consumed play a very big role in the symptom flare-ups. Continue reading…

Overactive bladder? Avoid these foodsOveractive bladder? Avoid these foods

Having an overactive bladder can make almost any task a difficult one. Trying to sleep at night with the constant urge to urinate can be more than just irritating—it can prevent you from getting any real rest. And a long car ride to visit family? Completely out of the question, unless you’ve planned out your rest stops ahead of time.

So what can you do to reduce the annoying symptoms of an overactive bladder? Some research suggests that changing your diet and avoiding certain foods may help you manage your condition and reduce the urgency and frequency of urination. Below are four of the most common foods to avoid in order to better manage your overactive bladder. Continue reading…

Natural bladder supplements: Herbal remedies for overactive bladderNatural bladder supplements: Herbal remedies for overactive bladder

Overactive bladder is a condition characterized by an increase in urinary frequency and urgency, resulting from nerve damage, frequent urinary tract infections, and other conditions. Although diet and exercise can aid in overactive bladder, herbal remedies can also go a long way in relieving the symptoms, as well as reducing the frequency of urinary tract infections, which can lead to complications.

Below you will find some of those herbal remedies to help support a healthy bladder. Continue reading…

Commonly used drug for overactive bladder linked to dementia risk in seniorsCommonly used drug for overactive bladder linked to dementia risk in seniors


A commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of overactive bladder, and one that is taken by millions of Americans, has been linked to an increased risk of dementia, researchers say. More than one-quarter of patients with urinary problems are prescribed oxybutynin (Ditropan), according to the international team of investigators.

Yet, “oxybutynin is a particularly poor drug for overactive bladder in elderly patients,” said study lead author Dr. Daniel Pucheril, a urologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Previous studies on the prescribed medication have linked it to thinking problems and increased risk of dementia in older patients, possibly due to the way it affects brain chemicals. Continue reading…


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