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Nocturia, Overactive Bladder Related to Sleep Apnea in Women

Apr 05, 2011 01:33AM ● By Dr. Claire Stagg

Frequent nighttime urination and having an overactive bladder (OAB) during the daytime is associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in women, according to a new study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study compared women with nocturia — some of whom had overactive bladder — with healthy women. Nocturia is the need to get up during the night in order to urinate. The researchers who conducted the study found that about 80 percent of subjects with nocturia, overactive bladder or both had obstructive sleep apnea, but only 40 percent of healthy subjects had these symptoms. They suggest that a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea should be considered in all patients with nocturia and overactive bladder.

Dr. Claire Stagg, owner of Holistic Dental Wellness Center in Indian Harbour Beach. For sleep solutions to snoring or sleep apnea or more information call 321-777-2797.

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