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How can applying estrogen help treat overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Women need estrogen to help maintain strength and flexibility of tissues around the bladder and pelvic area, but after menopause, their body produces less estrogen. Less estrogen makes the tissues weak and may aggravate stress incontinence. Applying a low dose of estrogen through a vaginal cream, ring or patch may help tone and restore the tissues and relieve some of the symptoms of overactive bladder.

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