Overactive Bladder Treatment in Charleston, SC
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a collection of symptoms that affect the bladder and urinary system. Overactive bladder can lead to embarrassment, frustration and difficulty with enjoying everyday life. In most cases, overactive bladder is treatable.
Request more information about overactive bladder today: call (843) 571-0200 or contact Coastal Gynecology & Obstetrics online.
Overactive Bladder Symptoms
There are many different symptoms of overactive bladder; all are related to urination. The most common OAB symptoms include:
- Sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate
- Frequent urination
- Urinary incontinence (urge incontinence)
- Waking up to urinate multiple times a night
Urge incontinence refers to episodes of a strong urge to urinate, accompanied by urine leakage.
Overactive Bladder Causes
The urinary system normally voids the bladder (urination) without issue. This is due to a healthy combination of kidney function, bladder function, muscle activity and the brain sending the correct signals to the bladder.
When any of those items are functioning improperly or not at all, it can lead to overactive bladder. Some of the most common causes of overactive bladder include:
- Poor kidney function
- Kidney failure
- Neurological disorders
- Bladder stones
- Bladder tumors
- Urinary tract infections
- Certain medications
- High fluid consumption
- Excessive caffeine intake
- Excessive alcohol intake
Overactive bladder can occur in both men and women. This condition is more common for women who have gone through menopause and for men suffering from prostate enlargment.
Overactive Bladder Treatment
If left untreated, overactive bladder can greatly interfere with everyday life. OAB can lead to poor sleep quality, anxiety, depression and overall frustration with everyday life. Thankfully, overactive bladder treatment exists.
All treatment plans begin with tests to determine if an overactive bladder is present. In addition to a basic physical or neurological exam, special tests may be done on the bladder itself. These include:
- Urodynamic testing
- Urine flow rate
- Bladder pressure
- Measuring the amount of urine left in the bladder
There are many treatment options for overactive bladder. The best overactive bladder treatment will vary depending on the cause of the problem. Options include:
- Weight loss
- Lifestyle adjustments
- Platelet-rich plasma therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Bladder removal surgery
- Bladder capacity surgery
Request OAB Information Now
The only way to determine which treatment is right is to meet with a qualified medical professional. Request more information about OAB today: call (843) 571-0200 or contact Coastal Gynecology & Obstetrics online.
Coastal Gynecology & Obstetrics
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