Treatment Options for Overactive Bladder (OAB)
An overactive bladder can have a major impact on your life and finding the right treatment can be just as frustrating. At Advanced Urology Associates, our experienced OAB physicians assess our patients and discuss treatment options to work to find the best options and treatment plans.
Natural Treatment Plans
There are a few non-pharmacologic treatment options for an Overactive Bladder to try once diagnosed with OAB to help decrease your bothersome bladder symptoms.
If there is not enough improvement with bladder training alone, oral medications called anticholinergics may also help. These medications work by blocking certain nerve impulses to the bladder, which relaxes the bladder muscle which can increase the bladder capacity.
BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into the bladder muscle and approved to treat overactive bladder symptoms such as a strong need to urinate with leakage or wetting accidents (urge urinary incontinence) a strong urge to urinate right away (urgency) and urinating often (frequency) in adults 18 years and older when another type of medication (anticholinergic) does not work well enough or cannot be taken.
InterStim® Therapy is a proven neuromodulation therapy that targets the communication problem between the brain and nerves that control the bladder. InterStim Therapy® expands options for patients with urge incontinence, urgency-frequency, or nonobstructive urinary retention.
Urgent PC® Nerve Stimulation
Urgent PC is a non-drug, non-surgical option for overactive bladder and associated symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence. The Urgent PC system delivers a specific type of neuromodulation called percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS).
Questions About OAB or Treatments?
If you have any questions about OAB or any of the treatments or think a specific treatment is the right option for you, please discuss these options with your physician, request an appointment or contact us today at 815.409.4930.