Underactive Bladder in Older Adults
Overactive bladder is one of the most common bladder problems, but an estimated 20 million Americans have underactive bladder (UAB), which makes going to the bathroom difficult, increases the risk of urinary tract infections, and even leads to institutionalization. This article provides an overview of UAB in older adults, and discusses the prevalence, predisposing factors, cause, clinical investigations, and treatments. At present, there is no effective therapy for UAB. A great deal of work still needs to be done on understanding the pathogenesis and the development of effective therapies.
Geriatric, urology, urinary incontinence, Underactive bladder
Geriatrics | Translational Medical Research | Urology
Chuang YC, Plata M, Lamb LE, Chancellor MB. Underactive Bladder in Older Adults. Invited chapter in Geriatric Urology, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, E-book. Editor: Tomas Lindor Griebling. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016; 523-534.