By: Terry Graedon June 29, 2017 12 Comments
    Can Acupuncture Help Urinary Incontinence?

    Urinary incontinence is an embarrassing problem. No one wants to leak urine and wet their underwear, whether the problem is stress incontinence or urge incontinence. In stress incontinence, women may…

    By: Joe Graedon March 7, 2016 7 Comments
    Amitriptyline and Imodium Lead to Brain Fog and …

    Q. I am in my 50s and don't consider myself a senior citizen, but my memory has been getting worse and worse. I take amitriptyline and oxybutynin for a urinary problem, along with Metamucil and Imodiu…

    By: Joe Graedon October 26, 2015 40 Comments
    Reduce Nighttime Urination (Nocturia) With a Han…

    Do you have to get up a couple of times a night to pee? If so, you are not alone. Tens of millions of people find that nighttime urination is a challenge. For one thing, it wakes you up and makes it h…

    By: Joe Graedon February 23, 2015 23 Comments
    Can Raisins at Bedtime Reduce Nighttime Bathroom…

    Q. A while back I read in your column that eating raisins before bedtime could control nighttime trips to the bathroom. For the past three years I have suffered from urgency urination. My physician pr…

    By: Joe Graedon October 21, 2013 42 Comments
    Flomax (Tamsulosin) Side Effects, Stuffy Nose, S…

    Q. Because of an enlarged prostate gland I have to get up at night to pee. Initially it was once or twice. Now it is three or four times. Getting back to sleep is challenging. My primary care physicia…

    By: Terry Graedon October 13, 2013 2 Comments
    Drug for Overactive Bladder Led to Underactive B…

    Q. I took oxybutynin for urinary incontinence several years ago. The mental fuzziness was awful. A friend also taking this drug had similar symptoms but attributed them to aging. I wish there were a s…

    By: Joe Graedon October 9, 2013 20 Comments
    Woman Doesn’t Want to Wet Her Wedding Bed

    Q. I am 29 years old and engaged to be married. I am very excited, but as we make plans for our honeymoon, I am starting to get worried as well. And I'm too embarrassed about this problem to know wher…

    By: Joe Graedon July 18, 2013 4 Comments
    Are We Overtreating Prostate Cancer?

    A study just published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (July 17, 2013) will no doubt create a firestorm of controversy within the urology community. Before we offer any comments…

    By: Joe Graedon January 31, 2013 2 Comments
    Choosing a Treatment for Prostate Cancer

    Men with prostate cancer have difficult choices to make about their therapy. The two most common options are surgical removal of the prostate or radiation. Until now, radiation has been perceived to h…

    By: Joe Graedon January 24, 2013 6 Comments
    Wrinkle Reliever Eases Bladder Problems

    Botox has been available for more than 20 years. During that time it has become a household word, associated with cosmetic injections to smooth facial wrinkles. Now the FDA has approved it for treatin…

    By: Joe Graedon October 11, 2012 1 Comments
    Botox for Bladder Control

    Many older women take medications such as tolterodine (Detrol) or oxybutynin (Ditropan) for bladder control. While these drugs can help, they also have uncomfortable side effects such as dry mouth, dr…