Facts & Treatment Options For An Overactive Bladder

Facts & Treatment Options For An Overactive Bladder

Overactive Bladder

Those with an overactive bladder understand that sudden urge to urinate. This is caused by the muscle walls of your bladder contracting and this can occur without warning. The overwhelming need to urinate can have you running in a dozen directions searching for a rest room. Once you find one, you may only release a small amount of urine.

Those with overactive bladder may also find that they leak or unintentionally lose urine at times. Though this can be embarrassing, it is not life-threatening unless caused by some type of cancerous tumor. Many sufferers wear protecting pads when going out in public to avoid an accident, but there are also medications and treatments that can help.

When to See a Doctor

Overactive bladder can go on for years and be handled with the simple use of pads when you go out in public. If this condition is causing a disruption to your life, keeping you from living life to the fullest, then it may be time to see a doctor.  Also, if you have pain or other alarming symptoms especially while urinating, then this could be the signs of a urinary tract infection or some other condition. If in doubt, it’s better to err on the side of caution and make an appointment to see one of the doctors at All Women Urology.

Overactive Bladder

Treatments Available

For those who have minor cases of overactive bladder, simply taking extra precautions while going out in public may be enough. If your symptoms have become progressively worse over a period of time, then your doctor can teach you how to do Kegel exercises. These exercises strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor and give you better control over urinary functions. Biofeedback can also be used to learn awareness and greater control. There are medications which can be quite effective at treating overactive bladder.

General Facts

Overactive bladder is more common in women than men and affects one in eleven adults in America. Though it can occur at any age, it mostly affects older females. Many times the condition worsens over the years and sufferers simply learn to live with the symptoms but this is not a normal part of aging and there are cures that can truly help.

All Women Urology offers a number of treatment options for overactive bladder and can help you alleviate the symptoms and get back to a normal life. Your daily routine shouldn’t be impaired because of this condition and we urge you to call and set up an appointment for screening.