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Overactive Bladder Symptoms and Treatments – Urologist Armen Dikranian MD – Urology in Pasadena Alhambra California

Overactive Bladder Symptoms and Treatments

bladderOveractive bladder syndrome is not unusual. Symptoms include an immediate feeling to visit the bathroom, likely to the toilet often and occasionally leaking urine before you reach the toilet (urge incontinence). The issue is usually cured by treatment with bladder training. Sometimes medicine might be recommended to bladder training in addition to relax the bladder.

What is Overactive Bladder?

The kidneys produce urine constantly. A trickle of urine is continually moving towards the kidney down the pipes in the kidneys towards the kidney (the ureters). You create various levels of urine based on how much you drink, work and eat.

What are the Symptoms of Overactive Bladder?

  • Urgency. This means that you have a sudden urgent desire to pass urine. You are not able to put off going to the toilet.
  • Frequency. This means going to the toilet often – more than seven times a day. In many cases it is a lot more than seven times a day.
  • Nocturia. This means waking to go to the toilet more than once at night.
  • Urge incontinence occurs in some cases. This is a leaking of urine before you can get to the toilet when you have a feeling of urgency.

How is Overactive Bladder Treated?

  • Some general lifestyle measures may help.
  • Bladder training is a main treatment. This can work well in up to half of cases.
  • Medication may be advised instead of, or in addition to, bladder training.
  • Pelvic floor exercises may also be advised in some cases.

Bladder Training

The goal is to slowly expand the kidney such that it holds greater and greater volumes of urine. Intime, the bladder muscle (detrusor) should become less overactive and you ought to be much more in control of the bladder. Which means additional time could elapse between experiencing the want to pass urine and needing to get to a toilet. Leaks of urine are then more unlikely.

Surgical Treatment
If the above solutions are not profitable, surgery might be suggested to take care of OAB syndrome.

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