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New Options for Treatment of Overactive Bladder (OAB) Available at Women's Excellence in Bladder Control


Overactive Bladder (OAB) is a common problem in women. Women's Excellence in Bladder Control understands that OAB has a root cause and is dedicated to finding the cause of OAB and treating it appropriately and timely.

Lake Orion, MI (PRWEB) November 01, 2012

An overactive bladder does not always lead to “urinary incontinence”, the unwanted loss of urine, but it often causes a woman to use the restroom much more frequently than she desires. Overactive bladder (OAB) can interrupt a woman's ride to work or a family vacation, it can interrupt her employment by forcing her to use the bathroom more times than what would normally be acceptable, and it can interrupt her overall lifestyle, as even a movie cannot be enjoyed without frequent trips to the bathroom. Fortunately, Women's Excellence in Bladder Control offers women the latest effective treatments for overactive bladder.

Symptoms of OAB can be treated with anticholinergic medications such as Detrol, Vesicare, or Enablex, as well as other newer versions in the same drug class. However, finding the cause of the OAB and treating the cause is always more effective and provides a long term solution to the problem. There are many conditions that can cause OAB and can be treated relatively easily. Conditions such as Intersititial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can cause an overactive bladder in women. According to Debbie Henry, NP-C, a nurse practitioner at Women's Excellence in Bladder Control, “OAB has a cause and at Women's Excellence in Bladder Control we are dedicated to diagnosing the cause and treating the cause completely.”

Some OAB is treated simply by changing the patient's medications, diet, or encouraging weight loss. In other cases, such as in IC/PBS, a multi-faceted approach is required and includes lifestyle changes, medications, and bladder instillation therapy to reduce pain and inflammation. In the case of POP, minimally invasive surgical procedures commonly referred to as a bladder or urethral “sling” make a world of difference for the patient in regard to her OAB and unwanted urinary leakage. If a hysterectomy is indicated, it can now be done laparoscopically, without a large incision and requiring less recovery time.

Women's Excellence is also pleased to now offer Medtronic InterStim neuromodulation therapy for OAB, urinary frequency, urinary and fecal incontinence, and urinary retention. Commonly referred to as a “bladder pacemaker”, InterStim therapy can help in cases where conservative methods have failed. No matter what the bladder issue, the competent and compassionate providers at Women's Excellence in Bladder Control are equipped to provide timely, accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment in a warm, friendly, and discreet office setting.

Founded by Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, Women's Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan specializing in minimally invasive surgical procedures, treatment of female urinary incontinence and other female urological conditions, as well as minimally invasive vaginal and pelvic organ prolapse conditions. The knowledgeable, well trained, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women's Excellence are now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment today or visit

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