Treatment Options for Overactive Bladder


Daniel Elliott, MD

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If you have overactive bladder (OAB), you may feel perfectly fine, and then, the next second, have to race to the bathroom. These sudden urges to urinate are caused by spasms in the bladder and can be a huge inconvenience, hampering everyday activities because the fear of leaking overshadows everything.

The good news is you’re not alone. In fact, almost 1 in 3 women experience it, as well as more than 15% of men. Here’s the even better news: You can reduce your symptoms with a variety of behavioral changes, products and treatment options.

It’s not something people want to talk about, but overactive bladder is more common than you might think. Make sure you can separate fact from fiction.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Nov 6, 2015