BOTOX for Overactive Bladder

You’ve probably heard of BOTOX® for removing wrinkles, but did you know that BOTOX® can be an effective treatment for bladder problems?

Until recently, patients with symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, frequent urination and nighttime urination, were treated with a combination of behavioral coaching and medication. If these treatments didn’t work sufficiently, the patient would be referred for surgery.

A newer, less-invasive solution is now available: BOTOX® injections.

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More Reasons to Butt Out

JANUARY 2017

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Most of us know that smoking can cause lung cancer and other respiratory diseases, but you may not be aware that it’s also a risk factor for urological diseases.

The third week of January is National Non-Smoking week, and we’re taking this opportunity to spread the message that smoking cessation is critical for your urological health.

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Marijuana Use and Urological Conditions

DECEMBER 2016

It’s estimated that 43% of Canadians aged 15 or older have used marijuana and 3.2% use it at least once per week. Given these numbers and the eminent legalization of marijuana in Canada, we thought it appropriate to examine the research on marijuana use and urological conditions.

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Where's the Washroom?

Understanding Overactive Bladder Syndrome

November 2016

Are multiple trips to the toilet keeping you up at night? Do you experience sudden urges to urinate that are difficult to control? You may have an overactive bladder. It’s estimated that one in five Canadians over the age of 35 suffer with an overactive bladder.

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