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Adjusting Daily Life for OAB

Overactive bladder doesn’t have to limit your life in any way. Here’s advice for handling OAB at work, in social situations and more.

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Causes of OAB

Not everyone who is older will have incontinence. However, many older people develop it because of certain factors. As we age, the bladder loses its elasticity, so its capacity to hold urine is reduced. Older people have weaker bladders. They can’t p...

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Beta-3 Medications Explained

A new type of FDA-approved drug is changing the way OAB is treated.

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How to Be Ready for an Unexpected Hospital Stay

You’re going about your day when suddenly you feel excruciating pain hits you. You collapse to the ground, gasping for air, and your body feels like it’s on fire. Next thing you know, you’re in the back of an ambulance rushing to the nearest hospital...

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What to Know About Smoking and Crohn's

Many patients with IBD don’t realize how much smoking can affect their condition. Here’s what to know and why to quit. Read more

Know Your Treatment Options

Know Your Treatment Options

The treatment of Crohn’s disease is a complicated and sometimes confusing subject. So we asked Dr. Christina Ha, clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, ...

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What to Ask Your Doctor About OAB

There are four types of incontinence: stress, urge, overflow, and functional. Based on your symptoms and experiences, your doctor should be able to diagnose which type you have and how best to treat it.

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Easy Travel Tips for Handling OAB

Traveling by car is one of the most popular ways, but it can be the worst option for someone with OAB. Depending on where you’re driving, there may not be a bathroom for miles, or you could become gridlocked in traffic for hours. A better alternative ...

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Nutrition

7 Ways You Should Be Eating Coconut

Here’s the truth behind this red-hot food and the many ways to use it.

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AFib Risk Factors You Can Control

Excessive drinking can really damage the heart. According to a recent study in the journal Circulation, heavy alcohol intake increases the risk of A-fib in men. Researchers hypothesize that heavy alcohol intake may lead to A-fib by affecting the stru...