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Smoking Linked With Increased Bladder Symptoms in Women

by | September 12th, 2011

Smoking Linked With Increased Bladder Symptoms in Women

Bladder symptoms are common among women, spanning the spectrum of severity from mildly annoying to disabling. Numerous studies have examined how lifestyle factors affected the risks for overactive bladder and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and have shown obesity and the consumption of carbonated drinks increased the risk for overactive bladder and SUI, whereas higher consumption of vegetables, bread, and chicken reduced the risk for overactive bladder.

Studies on the effects of smoking on urinary bladder symptoms however have been inconsistent in their findings. A new study recently published the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology found women who smoked had 3 times more urinary complaints of urgency and frequency than women who did not smoke.

J. Kyle Mathews, MD

Plano OBGYN Associates

Plano Urogynecology Associates

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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews is an expert in the field of Urogynecology, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and reconstructive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Mathews is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the American College of Surgeons. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Mathews is one of the most experienced surgeons in north Texas.

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