Postmenopausal Women Are More Likely to Have Overactive Bladder (OAB) Syndrome

If you are a postmenopausal woman feeling sudden urges to run to the bathroom, you may be experiencing overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome. A new study has found that postmenopausal women aged 45 to 54 years are at a higher risk for overactive bladder syndrome. Women who have had multiple births or are obese are also at greater risk for stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

There are two main types of urinary incontinence – stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and urinary urge incontinence (UUI). Urinary urge incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine associated with the urge to urinate. Stress urinary incontinence is the loss of urine because of effort or physical exertion, including coughing, sneezing, or sporting activities.


Urinary incontinence symptoms are common in women and can increase with age. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with SUI and commonly experience increased daytime and nighttime frequency in addition to urinary incontinence.

Healthy Bladder

Many studies have been conducted on women’s urinary issues, but this is the most extensive known study with data from more than 12,000 women. Researchers set out to investigate the prevalence and factors associated with urinary symptoms and how women can continue to have a healthy bladder through menopause.

The study did show a significant association of overactive bladder (OAB) in postmenopausal women, and researchers also found that SUI symptoms can become less frequent after menopause. However, stress urinary incontinence was shown to increase with the number of times a woman has given birth or as a result of a high body mass index. Other factors may also increase the risk of OAB, including smoking, diabetes, and hormone therapy.

Bladder control issues can become more common as women age, so it is essential to focus on bladder health. Bladder Rescue has seven primary ingredients that can help to support the bladder and urinary health. Specifically formulated to support healthy bladder functioning control, this formula provides the support for bladder health and control that you deserve.

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Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.