Over Active Bladder (OAB) is defined as “ Urinary urgency with or without urge incontinence usually with frequency and nocturia if there are no infection or any proven other etiology.
The bladder relies on a healthy urinary tract for proper functionalities. The communication pathways also need to be intact between the brain, spinal cord and the bladder muscles. There could be several conditions affecting the parts of the body and causing the bladder muscle to contract involuntarily and repeatedly.
What are the causes of overactive bladder?
The overactive bladder is generally a result of the involuntary and repeated muscle contractions in the bladder muscles. It might take when the bladder is full or even when it is not. Only in those cases where the exact cause of this bladder over activity is not know is termed as OAB.
Causes of Detrusor over activity
What are the risk factors of overactive bladder?
There are certain risk factors that might increase your chances of experiencing an overactive bladder. Some of these are related to age and gender. Some other are due to life style that can be prevented. The risk factors of overactive bladder include:
What are the conditions that might trigger an overactive bladder?
The possible triggers that might the symptoms of overactive bladder include:
Identifying these triggers and avoiding could help you reduce the symptoms of an overactive bladder.
Management of OAB is mainly conservative methods only. OAB is self limmitng. Many time after some years symptoms subside slowly on its own. Some treatment options in OAB are
Overactive bladder is quite common in women and the symptoms might be similar to other conditions. Diagnosis is mainly by excluding other similar condition. It is important to seek treatment to improve the situation. Apart form drugs exercise and relaxation has a major to play.
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