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What are the factors that make it more likely to get overactive bladder?

What are the factors that make it more likely to get overactive bladder?

Several: Overactive bladder is a symptom of voiding too much. It is usually benign. Contributing factors that worsen the symptoms include diet, smoking, sexual intercourse, coffe and tea consumption, and alcohol. Avoidance of these will usually decrease the symptoms but may not resolve them altogether. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Overactive bladder (Tip)

Avoiding drinking fluids can actually worsen overactive bladder by making urine concentrated. ...See more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids; don't consume too much or too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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What treatments are available for an overactive bladder?

What treatments are available for an overactive bladder?

Several: Urinary urgency & frequency are common problems. The exact cause is often unknown. Treatment includes avoiding foods known to irritate the bladder, pelvic floor / bladder training, & medication. In some patient neuromodulation of the bladder is necessary to treat the symptoms. More http://www.Drjkm.Com/services-2/female-pelvic-medicine-reconstructive-surgeryurogynecology/#bladder. ...Read more

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Tests that tell you if you have an overactive bladder?

Tests that tell you if you have an overactive bladder?

Urodynamic testing : *urine analysis * urodynamic testing is a bladder filling test using a computer with pressure sensor catheters to detect for abnormal bladder spasms. * cystoscopy: is looking into the bladder with a camera to check for stones or lesions. * urinary tract imaging: an ultrasound or ct scan may be ordered. ...Read more

Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
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Overactive bladder (Tip)

Before embarking on a bladder retraining program, talk with your doctor. ...See more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food, such as caffeine, citrus, alcohol, and spicy foods
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Take an over-the-counter urinary analgesic for pain and to soothe the bladder
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How long does an overactive bladder last once it starts?

How long does an overactive bladder last once it starts?

Hard to predict: For some people overactive bladder is short and episodic and for other people it lasts for years. Medications such as oxybutynin, pelvic floor exercise, and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Sometimes dietary changes may be helpful. Advanced therapies can include peripheral nerve stimulators and implantable nerve stimulators. ...Read more

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I've been going to the bathroom a lot more than usual. Is an overactive bladder a symptom for a certain disease?

I've been going to the bathroom a lot more than usual. Is an overactive bladder a symptom for a certain disease?

IC, UTI, stone, etc: Can be symptom of interstitial cystitis, urinary infection, anxiety, effect of caffeine, acid urine producing foods or beverages like citrus, bladder tumor, bladder diverticulum or urinary reflux. ...Read more

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Overactive bladder (Tip)

Cab: to help control active bladder (cab) avoid caffeine, alcohol, and bubbles (carbonated drinks). ...See more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have there own set of side effects and warnings. There are no good head to head studies. Some of it is trial and error with your doctor. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overactive bladder?

Urge/frequency/leak: Urgency, frequency and urge incontinence are common symptoms of oab. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Overactive bladder (Tip)

Oab may lead to incontinence or may be a "dry" oab. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily
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Blend exercises that make sense into your daily routine
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Can overactive bladder occur in teens?

Can overactive bladder occur in teens?

Oveactive bladder: Yes it can but it is less common in teens. ...Read more

Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
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Overactive bladder (Tip)

Avoid medication and stressful situation: triggers. ...See more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Enroll in an early intervention program
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Get help from local and national support groups
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Consider getting help from mental health professionals
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I keep peeing like 20 times hour little tho no pain no burn i'm drinking water i went to dr many times did all test she said I have overactive bladder?

I keep peeing like 20 times hour little tho no pain no burn i'm drinking water i went to dr many times did all test she said I have overactive bladder?

Bladder overactive: Label does not help unless you are getting some relief. Need to find cause of overactivity. More important if u have to get up to urinate > once/night (nocturia). Or ru drinking too much water? Worth consulting with urologist to find cause of your urinary frequency. ...Read more

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Tests that tell you if you have an overactive bladder?

Tests that tell you if you have an overactive bladder?

Urodynamics: The most common way of establishing bladder overactivity is by performing urodynamics. A catheter is placed in the bladder and the bladder slowly filled while the bladder pressure is monitored. You will be asked many questions about what you feel during the study. If the bladder pressures rise rapidly and frequently without your control, then an overactive bladder may be the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Overactive bladder (Tip)

If you have resistant OAB, ask your doctor about InterStim therapy, which has excellent results. ...See more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

Absolutely: Oab, also known as "gotta go, gotta go right now, " simply causes bladder spasms and the urgency to urinate. If you are able to get to a bathroom quickly, or your conscious control of your bladder muscles is strong enough, you can prevent urine loss. Typically however, oab tends to worsen over time, so the cause for your oab is important to determine. See you doctor! ...Read more

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What causes overactive bladder and what are treaments?

What causes overactive bladder  and what are treaments?

Many causes: Oab can be due to bladder irritants like caffeine, tomatoes, or alcohol, but it can also be due to infections, stones, cancer, or neurologic diseases. Be sure to see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Oab can be significantly improved by using a bladder diary, avoiding irritants, not over-drinking, and using "bladder retraining" with timed voiding. Medicines are available if needed. ...Read more

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Overactive bladder (Tip)

Seek help from a urologist or a urogynecologist if you have uncontrolled OAB. There is hope. ...See more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Wear a wrist brace at night
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Take pain medications as directed
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What does it mean if have overactive bladder?

"Sensitive bladder": Means that bladder sends message to brain of need to urinate with relatively minor bladder filling. Bladder muscle, with oab is sensitive to minor stretch, or even initiate an involuntary bladder contraction making u feel u have to urinate frequently. Can also be caused by "irritated" lining such as in iinterstitial cystitis, condition usually responds to medication. Best managed by urologist. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best way to treat overactive bladder?

Different: Usually pills are prescribed to relax the bladder. There are a number of them but all fall in 2 groups: antimuscarinic group and beta 3 adrenergic receptor agonists. Less commonly botox is injected in the bladder wall. Rarely surgery using bowel to enlarge the bladder. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Overactive Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that causes patients to need to urinate frequently with an urgency that is bothersome. This condition can also occur ...Read more