Vaginal oestrogen for overactive bladder in post-menopausal women.

Br J Nurs. 2015 Jun 11;24(11):582-5. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2015.24.11.582.

Vaginal oestrogen for overactive bladder in post-menopausal women.

Abstract

This article asks the question ‘Should nurses recommend vaginal oestrogen for overactive bladder in post-menopausal women?’ The article will review the evidence for use of vaginal oestrogen and consider the potential side-effects and risks. The main finding is that vaginal oestrogen is effective for treatment of overactive bladder in post-menopausal women with vaginal atrophy. However, vaginal atrophy is undertreated. This article identifies some of the barriers that may prevent diagnosis and treatment, and suggests changes in practice. Nurses should take the initiative and ask post-menopausal women about symptoms. Nurses should be trained to examine women, diagnose vaginal atrophy and discuss treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Continence; Overactive urinary bladder; Postmenopause; Urge urinary incontinence; Vagina

About Dr Colin Holloway

Gp interested in natural hormone treatment for men and women of all ages

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