Overactive Bladder (OAB)
Overactive Bladder is a type of bladder-control problem that occurs in both men and women, and includes symptoms such as a sudden, overwhelming urge to urinate, frequent urination, leakage, and having to urinate excessively during the night. This can negatively affect the overall quality of your life.
Although OAB affects approximately 33 million Americans, many people are reluctant to talk about it. Some people think that having an overactive bladder is just a natural part of getting older. While the symptoms of OAB may occur more often as people get older, that does not mean it has to be a normal part of aging. For many people an overactive bladder does not have to be a part of their life.
Discussing OAB with your physician can be the first step to getting help. Our dedicated team of medical professionals is committed to helping you on your personal journey through our OAB Treatment Pathway to help you obtain the highest bladder health possible. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of OAB, contact us today for help!
Symptoms of OAB
There are four main symptoms of an overactive bladder:
- Urgency—the sudden uncontrollable overwhelming urge to urinate
- Frequency—the need to urinate often (normal is 4-6 times a day)
- Urge Incontinence—leakage accidents that follow a sudden urge to urinate
- Nocturia—the need to urinate often at night (waking 2 or more times)
These symptoms may occur daily or may be sporadic.