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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

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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: neither too much nor 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

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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 or a urine test
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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: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe 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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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Reverse PCOS & problems with HFLC foods, study: http://goo.gl/JH8XBX
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily.
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Blend exercises which make sense into your daily routine
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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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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 Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Get genetic counseling.
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Enroll in early intervention program.
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Get help from local and national support groups.
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Consider help from mental health workers.
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Diagnosed with overactive bladder at 19 (male) can this cause sharp/dull cramps pain in bladder due to muscle contraction? The pain is not constant.

Diagnosed with overactive bladder at 19 (male) can this cause sharp/dull cramps pain in bladder due to muscle contraction? The pain is not constant.

No: By definition, oab is not associated with any pain or cramps. Yo may have interstitial cystitis/prostatitis which is oab that is associated with pelvic pain. ...Read more

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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 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 PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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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