New Treatment Helps Overactive Bladder WITHOUT Pills
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, July 25, 2013
Increasingly, people express concern over medications which often have distressingly adverse, even life-threatening, side effects and negative interactions with other medications.
That’s not to mention the ongoing costs of refilling prescriptions, and Big Pharma’s never ending desire for increased profits, all which occur at patient expense.
Those are all genuinely warranted concerns.
Here is one example of how a procedure helps alleviate the problematic symptoms of overactive bladder without pills.
Stimulation of the tibial nerve helps against a hyperactive bladder
Jun 4, 2013
According to a US study, relief of symptoms caused by bladder hyperactivity can be achieved by percutaneous stimulation of the tibial nerve. This is the result of a three-year study on 29 patients, researchers report in “The Journal of Urology“.On average, the participants received one treatment per month over the course of the study. Outpatients had a slim needle electrode inserted into the ankle near the tibial nerve. From a portable apparatus, electrical impulses that control the function of the pelvic floor were carried to the nerves in the spinal cord.All study participants showed an improvement in their symptoms. During the day, visits to the bathroom were reduced by almost 30 percent (from 12 to 8.7), during the night by nearly 40 percent (from 2.7 to 1.7). Occurrence of incontinence was completely avoided.”This study demonstrates that ongoing therapy patients with an overactive bladder can have fewer symptoms, and can return to daily activity without disruption or embarrassment that is often caused by this condition,” said research leader, Kenneth Peters from the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.