Review: Estrogen improves symptoms of overactive bladder in postmenopausal women

March 2005
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p48
Academic Journal
The article cites a study which reviews the effects of estrogens for symptoms suggestive of overactive bladder. The study was published in the 2004 issue of the journal "Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologia Scandinavica." Patients who received estrogen therapy had greater improvement in diurnal frequency, nocturnal frequency, urgency, incontinence episodes, first sensation to void, and bladder capacity than those who received placebo. Estrogen therapies administered locally improve all outcomes. Systemically administered estrogens improve incontinence episodes and first sensation to void, but worsen nocturnal frequency.


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