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Current management of overactive bladder: Insight from developing country

Dwi Ngestiningsih

Journal Title:Basic Research Journal of Medicine and Clinical Science
Abstract


Overactive bladder (OAB) is a chronic, debilitating and highly prevalent condition occurred in all age, especially among elderly affecting quality of life such as socioeconomic, psychological, occupational, domestic, physical and sexual functioning. The management of OAB can be nonpharmacologic interventions, pharmacologic interventions or combination of both. There are several substances involving smooth muscle relaxants, tricyclic antidepressants herbal medicine that can be used to encourage this OAB but still uncovered, this is a challenge for clinicians to investigate further regarding herbal medicine for OAB in order to suppress cost of OAB management because herbal medicine especially in Indonesia is cheaper than synthetic substances. The successful of management of OAB is influenced by many factors, especially from developing country such as Indonesia is the compliance of patients. The comprehensive and better understanding of this disorder is needed in order to manage OAB comprehensively. This article discuss about the comprehensive approach for managing OAB based on the clinical experience among developing country. Keyword: Overactive bladder. Elderly, herbal medicine

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