What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)?
OAB is a common medical condition that occurs when a large muscle in the bladder, known as the detrusor, contracts more often than normal. This causes a person to feel a sudden and sometimes overwhelming urge to urinate even when the bladder isn’t full.
What Are the Symptoms of OAB?
Frequent, sudden, strong urges to urinate with little or no chance to postpone urination.
Having to urinate more than 8 times over 24 hours, often including 2 or more times at night
- Urge Incontinence:
An involuntary loss of or leaking of urine following a sudden, strong desire to urinate.
Are There Different Types of Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is any involuntary loss of urine. There are different types of incontinence whose symptoms may appear to be similar. To help avoid confusion, the different types of urinary incontinence are:
Mixed Symptoms (Overactive Bladder and Stress Incontinence)
Treatment Options for Overactive Bladder
At Advanced Urology Associates, we are committed to helping our patients and are here to assist you in finding a way to control, or stop, your bothersome bladder symptoms.
Advanced Urology treats overactive bladders in patients from Aurora, Bolingbrook, Chicago, Crest Hill, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Joliet, Lombard, Lockport, New Lenox, Mokena, Morris, Naperville, Orland Park, Park Ridge, Plainfield, Tinley Park and Woodridge, Illinois.
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.