Urovant Sciences announces its partnership with Holly Robinson Peet, actress and OAB patient, as part of the Time To Go™ campaign, an OAB awareness program. The Time to Go campaign aims to highlight the impact the disease can have on patients and present options for managing OAB symptoms so that people living with OAB feel more secure. comfortable asking for help finding a healthcare professional.
“We are thrilled to partner with Holly Robinson Peete to help raise awareness about overactive bladder and reduce the stigma surrounding the disease,” said James Robinson, CEO of Urovant Sciences. "We believe this collaboration will lead to greater awareness of symptoms and treatment options that may be helpful."
Overactive bladder causes sudden urges that are hard to control and can lead to leaking and frequent urination, usually eight or more times a day. Because millions of Americans experience bladder symptoms, the prevalence increases with age. Overactive bladder can negatively affect daily activities, such as B. changing travel plans, doing little or no exercise, and making daily activities difficult. Pete has first-hand experience with OAB, having been diagnosed last year, and has since dedicated his time and resources to managing the symptoms for himself and others.
Peete's overactive bladder diagnosis wasn't as obvious as he thought; she remembered accidentally having to go to the bathroom. At first, she thought the symptoms were a normal part of aging, especially since menopause was difficult for Pete at the time. She explained that offline address book symptoms are not necessarily part of aging and that we should discuss an appropriate plan for my symptoms,” she told ESSENCE.
Subsequently, her doctor recommended GEMTESA among her treatment options, a prescription drug to treat bladder problems in adults with episodic symptoms, urgency, and frequency of urination; Thinking about it, he wished he'd told the doctor sooner. "I had OAB symptoms for years before I talked to my doctor about treatment options and wish I had had some sooner," Pete said. "I realized that I used to go to the bathroom a lot and I suddenly had the urge to go, like now. With my overactive bladder symptoms, there was a lot of stress and anxiety before traveling for work or pleasure. I have noticed a positive effect on my offline address book symptoms with GEMTESA. By reducing my symptoms, I spend more time planning activities and less time plan the nearest toilets.
Pete isn't the only one who noticed his symptoms afterwards. According to a study published in the Journal of Urology, many people with symptoms of an overactive bladder are hesitant to see a doctor. This may be because they're too shy to talk about their symptoms or mistakenly believe it's part of normal aging.
Prior to taking GEMTESA, Pete had difficulty going out in public and was unable to train in the gym. He began to feel how his bladder was affecting his quality of life. "For the first time, I noticed that OAB was interrupting my work. Looking back, I have adjusted many aspects of my life. The first thing I asked upon entering the restaurant was: " Where's the toilet?" I even made special requests for the closets so I could go to the bathroom quickly and easily," says Pete.
Since GEMTESA is part of her wellness regimen, she has now improved her OAB symptoms and goes to the bathroom less often without worrying about being out of the house and the bathroom. He also thanks his group of trusted friends for his recovery. "My friends give me a lot of strength, so start with an honest and open conversation with them. They are the people I share my innermost thoughts and aspirations with, and maybe by sharing my story I can help one of them open up,” He says.
With this new campaign, Pete wants to encourage the black community to share their truth and get help. “In our community, we often feel uncomfortable talking about intimate matters, and when it comes to our bodies and our health, we shouldn't be. By being open about issues like an overactive bladder, we can help break down this often pervasive stigma. and get the attention we need,” he says.
Visit TimeToGo.com to learn more about OAB and GEMTESA®