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Treatment for Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder (OAB) is another term describing urinary urge incontinence, which is caused by urinary muscle spasms. If you have had multiple pregnancies, are overweight or have genetic weaknesses, it can increase your OAB risk. OAB can impact virtually every aspect of your daily life. It can force you to avoid vacations and other social situations. You miss time with your family and friends because you're afraid your overactive bladder will embarrass you in public. Fortunately, there are many possible solutions. These include medications, behavioral changes and combinations of both. Visiting your urologist for a thorough evaluation and following instructions carefully can help you get the treatment you need to return to your daily activities and lifestyle.

Natural treatment for overactive bladder

Bladder training and pelvic floor exercises are two natural treatments for an overactive bladder. Studies suggest that these simple remedies have virtually no side affects and can effectively help many women.

Bladder training

Bladder training is the most common OAB treatment that doesn’t involve taking medication. Instead of using the bathroom whenever you feel the urge, you only urinate at set times during the day. This is called scheduled voiding. You control your urge to void by waiting a few minutes at first, then gradually increasing to an hour or longer between bathroom trips.

Pelvic floor exercises

Just as you exercise to strengthen other parts of your body, you can exercise to strengthen the muscles that control urination, too. During pelvic floor exercises called Kegels, you tighten, hold and then relax the muscles that control normal urination. Biofeedback can help you identify those muscles. Begin with a few Kegels and gradually work your way up to three sets of 10. You can also strengthen pelvic floor muscles with electrical stimulation. Until you get your overactive bladder under control, wearing absorbent pads can help hide any leakage that occurs. You can also take steps to prevent incontinence by:

  • Avoiding drinking a lot of fluids before exercise
  • Not drinking fluids right before bedtime

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