7 Hints for Better Bladder Control

Live life to the fullest.

Work, family, friends. Exercising, volunteering, traveling. You've got a life to live, and overactive bladder doesn't have to slow you down. Here's how to manage this condition every day so you can focus on moving ahead—not making your next pit stop.

Was this helpful? (611)

Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

© 2016 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

View Sources

Medical References

  1. What I Need to Know About Bladder Control for Women, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/bcw_ez/
  2. Traveling with IBD, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America http://www.ccfa.org/travel
  3. Travelling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada http://www.ccfc.ca/English/info/brochures/Travel_with_IBD_E.pdf
  4. Overactive Bladder FAQs, Cystitis and Overactive Bladder Foundation http://www.cobfoundation.org/OAB/OABFAQ.html
  5. Lifestyle and Behavioral Changes: Improving Urinary Urgency, Frequency, and Urge Incontinence, American Urogynecologic Society http://www.mypelvichealth.org/Portals/0/Lifestyle%20changes.pdf
  6. Find a Bathroom, National Association for Continence http://www.nafc.org/bladder-bowel-health/find-a-bathroom/
  7. Urgency Incontinence, National Association for Continence http://www.nafc.org/bladder-bowel-health/types-of-incontinence/urge-incontinence/
  8. Overactive Bladder Treatment – NAFC Overactive Bladder Treatment, National Association for Continence http://www.nafc.org/bladder-bowel-health/types-of-incontinence/urge-incontinence/overactive-bladder-...
  9. Urinary Incontinence, National Institute on Aging http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/urinary.htm

Your opinion matters!

Please fill out this short, 1-3 minute survey about It's Time to Treat Overactive Bladder. Your answers are anonymous and will not be linked to you personally.

The survey will appear at the end of your visit.

Thank you!

A survey will be presented to you after you finish viewing our It's Time to Treat Overactive Bladder content.

You Might Also Like

Mind Over Bladder

Although overactive bladder is a very physical issue, it's possible to use mental strategies to control difficult urges.

Share via Email


Managing Overactive Bladder During Pregnancy


4 Warning Signs of an Overactive Bladder