What to Know About Bladder Retraining


Laura Semko

Was this helpful? (108)
Woman lying in bed

Having an overactive bladder can be frustrating, even debilitating. The frequent, sudden urge to go, the accidental leaks, the constant worry of finding a restroom—all of it can take a major toll on your quality of life. But with bladder retraining, you can cut down on unwanted bathroom breaks and learn how to manage your overactive bladder.

Bladder Retraining Basics

When you feel the urge to urinate, you most likely stop what you’re doing and use the restroom to relieve the feeling. Unfortunately, when you have an overactive bladder, your body becomes used to frequent urination. This disruptive pattern can continue even if the symptoms of an overactive bladder are resolved.

Overactive bladder can be an incredibly frustrating condition to live with. Learn from experts and patients about overcoming OAB.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 13, 2016

2018 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.