Overactive bladder is usually a chronic condition that doesn’t go away. While you may wish overactive bladder would just resolve on its own, the condition can get worse without treatment. But with treatment, the symptoms of overactive bladder can improve significantly to minimize the impact on your quality of life.
You may also be relieved to know many people have overactive bladder. According to the American Urological Association, about 33 million Americans have this condition, also known as OAB. Forty percent of women and 30 percent of men deal with the symptoms of overactive bladder.
To diagnose this condition, your doctor will perform a physical exam, go over your medical history, and review the results of your urine sample. Some other tests may also be needed. At Arkansas Urology, our staff will work with you to ensure you are comfortable and understand all our procedures during your visit.
If you are diagnosed with overactive bladder, these are some behavior modifications that may be recommended to improve your symptoms:
- Limiting caffeine, alcohol, and acidic fruit juices
- Changing prescription and over-the-counter medications that may be causing issues with your bladder
- Doing Kegel exercises for a few minutes every day
- Retraining your bladder
- If you are overweight, losing weight can decrease the extra pressure on your bladder
Treatments for overactive bladder range from basic to the latest minimally invasive procedures. Our experts have the experience to customize treatment for each of our patients that may include:
If you’re suffering from the symptoms of overactive bladder, don’t delay seeking medical care. With proper treatment, your condition can improve quickly.
At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Our patients’ health has been and will always be our top priority! Are you concerned about overactive bladder? Contact us today to schedule your appointment, or book your appointment online.