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Overactive Bladder: A Common Problem

November 3, 2011, 6:04 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

Overactive Bladder: A Common Problem
SIOUX FALLS, SD - If you struggle to get to the bathroom in time, you're not alone. One in three women deal with an overactive bladder.

Sanford Women's Health is raising awareness about the often taboo topic.

Beverly Young has won regional, national, and international art competitions. She started sculpting dolls after she retired five years ago.

"You work your entire life planning for the day you retire and the things that you're going to go and do and enjoy, and then when you get there and retire, then things fall apart," Young said.

Young's artwork was frequently interrupted by sudden urges to go to the bathroom. Still, she'd rather suffer from urinary incontinence at home than on the road.

"I became a very frequent shopper at stores that I knew where the public restrooms were, and I stayed in that pattern," Young said.

So Young decided to do something about it. She had a device implanted right above her buttocks that stimulates the nerves that control the bladder.

"It's very similar to the pacemaker that is used for control of heart rate. This, on the other hand, stimulates the nerve to improve the response by the bladder and colon," Sanford Urogynecologist Dr. Michael Fiegen said.

While Young decided to visit the doctor, many women struggling with an overactive bladder don't. Fiegen says they should because treatment can be life-changing.

"The majority of our patients do see marked improvement. Some have complete resolution of their problem," Fiegen said.

That's the case with Young, who's now able to enjoy her hobby, uninterrupted.

"Maybe there's somebody out there who doesn't think anything can be done. They've put their life on hold like I had, and you don't have to do that," Young said.

The Ladies Night Out event goes from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Sanford Women's Health Plaza on Western Avenue.

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