WET OAB/ URGE URINARY INCONTINENCE THERAPY LANDSCAPE

WET OAB/ URGE URINARY INCONTINENCE THERAPY LANDSCAPE

Half of women wait over a year to seek help from a professional for OAB. On average, most are waiting over 3 years from symptom onset to obtain help. The lag is clearly multifactorial, given this is wrongfully stigmatized and perceived as a shameful condition. Half of women are embarrassed to say anything and 44% of health care professionals don’t ask about this awkward condition. Even when they finally see an incontinence specialist, all they know is that they have leakage and often believe that highly polluting incontinence products are their option, or some medication prescribed years ago that they quit because it had such drying adverse effects. The maze to diagnosis is full of roadblocks, and when they finally reach an OAB expert, their incontinence needs to be clearly defined, both verbally and with care pathways, given that many women have both SUI and UUI, and we need to tackle the most bothersome symptom first. Below is a landscape overview of UUI.

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