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NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Behind the bushes? In the men's room because the line for the women's restroom was too long? For women with symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), these scenarios may not be imaginary. Dealing with OAB symptoms of urgency, frequency and leakage¹ can be difficult; talking about them even more so.² Approximately 46 million U.S. adults 40 years and older experience OAB symptoms at least sometimes3, yet only about 1 in 8 women actually seek treatment.4 Through its "Stop Stalling" campaign, Astellas encourages women to put aside their embarrassment and speak to their doctors about their bladder health.
The second annual Peehavior survey, conducted by Astellas and Ipsos Public Affairs, asked 2,854 women across the United States about their bathroom experiences. Broaching the subject of urination can be awkward, but the women were surprisingly open about the places they'll "go." The survey revealed that5:
"November is Bladder Health Month, so what better time to stop stalling and start a conversation about OAB symptoms than now?" said Ekene Enemchukwu, MD, MPH, a practicing urologist. "In my practice, I find women who think peeing frequently and urgently is just a natural part of aging, when in reality it may be signs of a condition that could be managed with a doctor's help."
Astellas created Stop Stalling® to educate, empower and motivate women to recognize OAB symptoms and take action by talking to their doctors. Since conversations about bladder health can be uncomfortable, the program incorporates subtle humor to break down barriers and get women talking.
The most recent addition to the Stop Stalling campaign is the "Stall Stories" video series, in which comedian Ellen Karis conducts light-hearted, yet informative, talk-show type interviews with experts in bladder and women's health. Representing various areas of expertise, the "guests" answer questions about OAB and seek to empower women to address their bladder health without feeling ashamed. They also discuss the importance of consulting a healthcare professional and provide tips on how to start what may feel like a difficult conversation.
For more information on OAB, visit StopStalling.com.
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