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Types of bladder control problems

Types of bladder control problems

Types of bladder control problems

Loss of bladder control is given many different names, including urinary incontinence, "leaking", and having OAB. These are all medical conditions that prevent you from being able to control when you urinate. However, OAB specifically refers to urgency and frequency and is not always linked with leakage.

Some bladder control problems happen when you develop a urinary tract or vaginal infection. Others are a result of medications or a hormone imbalance. These are usually temporary.

Ongoing bladder control problems can occur when the bladder and sphincter muscles don't function properly. They may be either too weak or too active.

Problems may also occur when the nervous system does not work properly due to disease or injury.

The major types of bladder control problems are:

Overactive Bladder
Stress urinary incontinence
Mixed urinary incontinence
Overflow urinary incontinence
Other bladder conditions

What is the daily impact of OAB?

Some people suffering from OAB experience a profound effect on their lives. Urge urinary incontinence can be associated with emotional problems, reduced social and recreational activity and sexual dysfunction.

People have reported many ways that Overactive Bladder may be interrupting or limiting their everyday life. Some of the most common are:

Impact on Daily Activities
Impact on Emotions
Impact on Behaviour and Self-image

Accepting the fact that OAB is a medical condition and that it can have so many different impacts on your life can help you move toward taking action.

Overactive Bladder is an ongoing and treatable medical condition. It is estimated that nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men over the age of 35 suffers from Overactive Bladder.

Doctors treat thousands of patients suffering from OAB every year. You owe it to yourself to see if treatment may help you return to a more normal life—and help relieve the anxiety, embarrassment, and isolation that may result from the symptoms of an Overactive Bladder.