Overactive Bladder (OAB)
Overactive Bladder (OAB) is a problem with the bladder-storage function that causes a sudden urge to urinate. The urge may be difficult to stop, and an overactive bladder may lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence).
Four symptoms of OAB, which may occur on a daily basis or may come and go unpredictably:
- Urgency: a sudden and overwhelming urge to urinate immediately
- Frequency: urinating more than 8 times a day (Note: normal is about 4-6 times per day or every 3 to 5 hours)
- Urge Incontinence: wetting accidents that follow a sudden urge
- Nocturia: waking 2 or more times during the night to urinate (Note: most people can sleep for 6 to 8 hours without having to urinate)
Working With Your Medical Professional Team
Your medical professionals at Urology Associates P.C., work together as a team to help you manage your OAB symptoms, and are eager to help you. A few tips to receive the best treatment for you include seeing one of our urologists, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners to diagnose and treat your condition. Also, follow up with your OAB Nurse Navigator to receive coaching throughout your journey to improved bladder health.