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Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
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Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Scientists Discover How Osteoarthritis Destroys Cartilage
Rheumatoid Arthritis Hits Women Harder
Using a Balloon to Repair a Broken Back
CANCER
Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer
Selenium, Omega-3s May Stave Off Colorectal Cancer
Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return
CAREGIVING
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient
Moms Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Neglect Child
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Bye, Bye Back Fat?
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children
COSMETIC
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Health Tip: After Liposuction
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
DENTAL, ORAL
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
DIABETES
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
Study Shows Turmeric May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Vitamin K Slows Insulin Resistance in Older Men
DIET, NUTRITION
10 Beginner Tips for Fast Weight Loss, the Low-Carb Way!
Keep Stress Off the Holiday Meal Menu, Expert Advises
More Educated Choose Healthier Foods, But Pay More
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
FDA Faulted for Stance on Chemical in Plastics
Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
EYE CARE, VISION
High Temps Degrade Contact Lens Solution: Study
Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries
Kids' Eye Injuries From Golf Clubs Rare But Severe
FITNESS
Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery
Fitness Fades Fast After 45
Run for Your Life
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
GENERAL HEALTH
Hidden Salt in Diet Haunts Many With Heart Failure
Spot light on Dani Antman New Lionheart teacher
Swine Flu May Pose Problems for Pregnant Women
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Estrogen May Help Men's Hearts
Omega-3, Some Omega-6 Fatty Acids Boost Cardiovascular Health
Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Music May Temper Pain in Preemies
Babies Cared For In Others Homes Might Become Heavy Toddlers
Keep Safety in Mind While Your Kids Are Cooling Off in the Water
MEN'S HEALTH
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
MENTAL HEALTH
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
Vitamin C Protects Some Elderly Men From Bone Loss
Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
Expectant Mom's Exercise Keeps Newborn's Birth Weight Down
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
SENIORS
Keeping Mentally Active Seems To Keep The Brain Active
Fitness Fades Fast After 45
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
For Women, Moderate Midlife Drinking Linked to Healthier Old Age
Natural Relief for Painful Menstrual Cramps
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Many Ignore Symptoms of Bladder Trouble

SATURDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Are you paying enough attention to your bladder?

During November, which is Bladder Health Month, the American Urological Association is urging people to talk with their physicians about any symptoms they may have of possible urological conditions. These include:

* Incontinence. More than 15 million Americans experience either stress incontinence -- the loss of urine during such activities as coughing, sneezing, or even walking or running -- or urge incontinence -- frequent, uncontrollable urges to urinate. Both are treatable, often with minimally invasive management such as fluid management, bladder training, pelvic floor exercises and medication. If those fail, surgery is an option.
* Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). People with benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH (enlarged prostate), often have LUTS, which can include frequent urination, the need to push or strain to initiate urination, nocturia and urgency. Elderly men with moderate or severe LUTS are at a greater risk for falls, and the risk dramatically increases as the symptoms worsen.
* Urinary Tract Infections (UTI). Approximately 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men will have one urinary tract infection during their lives. If left untreated, urinary tract infections can migrate and lead to life-threatening kidney infections, especially in young children. Symptoms include pain, a frequent need to urinate and burning during urination.
* Bedwetting (enuresis). Bedwetting causes include maturity, structural or anatomical problems, neurological issues and UTI. Children who wet the bed should have a full physical exam to rule out any serious urologic abnormalities. Bedwetting can be treated in several ways, so check with your doctor.
* Bladder Cancer. About 53,000 men and woman are diagnosed with bladder cancer annually. Blood in the urine (hematuria) is the most common symptom; others include frequent urination and pain upon urination (dysuria). Smoking is a top risk factor for developing bladder cancer, followed by working with dyes, metal, paints, leather, textiles and organic chemicals, as well as those with chronic bladder infections. Bladder cancer is most treatable when caught early.
* Interstitial Cystitis (IC). The symptoms of this chronic bladder condition are urinary urgency (the feeling that you need to urinate), frequent urination and/or pain anywhere between the navel and the inside of the thighs, front or back. The symptoms may be intermittent to constant. IC can be treated with prescription medications.

More information

The American Urological Association has more about bladder health and finding a urologist.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Urological Association, news release, Nov. 3, 2008

Last Updated: Nov. 15, 2008

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