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Overactive Bladder Treatment

Over­ac­tive blad­der (OAB) is a con­di­tion con­sist­ing of fre­quent uri­na­tion, urgent uri­na­tion, and/​or unin­ten­tion­al loss of urine asso­ci­at­ed with urgency. Up to a third of men and almost half of women in the Unit­ed States report over­ac­tive blad­der symp­toms. Most com­mon­ly, a defin­i­tive cause is not known. Over­ac­tive blad­der can occur at any age.

There is help avail­able. Treat­ment of over­ac­tive blad­der typ­i­cal­ly pro­ceeds in a step­wise man­ner from more con­ser­v­a­tive to less con­ser­v­a­tive meth­ods. There are med­ica­tions that can help decrease the symp­toms of over­ac­tive bladder.

If con­ser­v­a­tive meth­ods and med­ica­tions don’t work for you, there are FDA-approved advanced ther­a­pies avail­able to help you gain con­trol of your bladder.