Overactive Bladder Treatment

Do you suffer from an overactive bladder? This condition occurs when bladder muscles contract too frequently, creating an urgent need to urinate—whether or not the bladder is full. An overactive bladder causes frustration, hinders daily activities, and reduces your quality of life.

Contact one of our bladder specialists to find a lasting solution for your overactive bladder.

3 Overactive Bladder Symptoms

Common symptoms of an overactive bladder include:

Incontinence

Involuntary urination

Frequent Urination

Urinating 8+ times per day

Disrupted Sleep

Waking up multiple times during the night to urinate

13 Causes of an Overactive Bladder

Common causes of an overactive bladder include:

Constipation
Diabetes
Pregnancy
Nerve damage from surgery or injury
Pelvic floor dysfunction
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Medications
Bladder stones
Excess alcohol or caffeine consumption
Neurological disorders (i.e. stroke or MS)
Diet
Anxiety and depression
Old age

Overactive Bladder Treatments

Your doctor will perform a urine analysis to rule out infection, a physical exam of your bladder and pelvic area, and possibly an ultrasound to determine whether you have an overactive bladder. Various surgical and non-surgical treatments are available if you do.

Surgical

  • InterStim Therapy: This nerve stimulation therapy is an outpatient procedure performed under a local anesthetic.
  • Bladder Surgery: Minimally invasive bladder surgery enhances bladder capacity.

Non-Surgical

  • Behavioral Bladder Training: This entails fluid regulation, pelvic floor muscle exercises, and scheduled urination.
  • Medication or Injections: Your doctor might provide muscle relaxers to prevent hyperactive bladder muscle contraction.
  • Bladder Diet: Eliminating foods and drinks that trigger frequent urination can improve overactive bladder symptoms.

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