Have you been noticing that when you have to use the bathroom, you can control it or hold it? Have you ever been in public and suddenly felt this need to urinate, and you had no control over its release? If so, then you are probably experiencing an overactive bladder. An overactive bladder basically deals with the muscles and nerves of your bladder, and there are many medical issues that can cause your bladder to be overactive.
Some of the medical conditions that can cause your bladder to be overactive include strokes, kidney stones, dementia, urinary tract infection, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, diabetic nuerothapy, bladder tumors or stones, and more. These conditions may contribute to your overactive bladder, but it is very possible to not be aware that you have an overactive bladder. What are some of the symptoms to look for?
Some of the symptoms include an urgent need to urinate, and frequent urinating, awakening more than three times at night to urinate, and involuntary loss of urine. Although many people consider this to be a normal part of aging, this is not true. If you experience any of these symptoms, and they start to disrupt your social life, and work activity, it is definitely time to see a doctor.
There are many types of treatment for overactive bladders, depending on the cause. It can be an embarrassing and difficult issue to talk with your doctor about. However, the sooner it’s taken care of, the sooner you can get back to your normal daily routine. Some treatment for overactive bladders may include Kegel exercises, biofeedback, and behavioral therapies, medications, surgery, and lifestyle & home remedies.
Your doctor will perform a number of tests to determine the cause of your overactive bladder. This will help your physician to help you choose the proper treatment.