Urinary Problems Are Too Common In Midlife Women

Via Peters

When you leave your home to go out shopping or meet up with friends, do you find yourself mentally mapping out where and how fast you’ll be able to find a bathroom in case you suddenly and urgently need to pee? You may just chalk it up to yet another unpleasant side effect of getting older — and, in a way, you’d be right.

A new study published on December 15, 2021, in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), found that women ages 45 to 54 years old are more likely to have overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome.

“The prevalence of overactive bladder increases with age through menopause and beyond — it’s something that’s really, really common,” says Jennifer Wu, MD, MPH, a researcher and specialist in urinary incontinence and professor at the UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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