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Exp Gerontol. 1994 May-Aug;29(3-4):417-22.

The lower urinary tract in women--effect of aging and menopause on continence.

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Medical College of Virginia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecolog, Richmond 23298-0034.


This review paper briefly describes the physiology of the lower urinary tract in women, with emphasis on the bladder-filling phase and the factors that effect urinary continence and incontinence. Attention is placed on the effects of aging and menopause. While most factors influencing the bladder-filling phase are thought to be affected by aging and menopause, the exact correlation and mechanism are not yet known. Clinical data and recent meta-analysis seem to support the theory that estrogen supplementation may have a role in managing urinary incontinence in post-menopausal women. Without due understanding of the aging process effect on the function of the lower urinary tract, therapeutic trials will remain poorly focused.

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