Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

But many people are too embarrassed to seek treatment, or do not know options exist
WebMD News from HealthDay

By Robert Preidt

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

There are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but many people don’t seek help because they’re embarrassed or don’t know about therapy options, according to an agency news release.

In people with overactive bladder, the bladder muscle squeezes too often or squeezes without warning. This can cause symptoms such as: the need to urinate too often (eight or more times a day, or two or more times a night); the need to urinate immediately; or accidental leakage of urine.

Read more at: http://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/news/20150119/overactive-bladder-a-common-problem-fda-says

Global Incontinence Care and Management Products Market Expected to Reach $14 Billion by 2019

“Research and Markets: Incontinence Care and Management Market Assessment Report – Global Size, Share, Competitive Landscape, Future Prospects and Forecast from 2013-2019

According to the team, the global incontinence care and management products market was worth $ 8.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $ 14.0 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2013 to 2019.

The inability to control the evacuative urination or defecation functions of the body is known as incontinence. The market for incontinence care and management products is segmented into adult diapers, incontinence catheters, drainage bags, artificial urinary & bowel sphincters, slings, pessaries, clamps, sacral nerve and electrical stimulation.”

Read more at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/11/research-and-markets-idUSnBw115816a+100+BSW20140311