Bladder Health

November 2015 Vol. 3 No. 4

Author: Helen A. Carcio, MS, MEd, ANP-BC and Cindy Monaghan, RNC, MS, FNP


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Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition affecting women in every age bracket. OAB symptoms need no longer undermine a woman’s quality of life. After ascertaining a patient’s goals, a healthcare provider can devise an individualized treatment . . .

August 2014 Vol. 2 No. 3

Author: Helen A. Carcio, MS, MEd, ANP-BC

Overactive bladder (OAB) is not a single entity but, rather, a symptom complex consisting of urgency, with or without urge incontinence, and often frequency and nocturia.

The hallmark symptom is urgency, a compelling desire to urinate that is difficult or impossible to defer.1 The urgency is caused by detrusor . . .