Bladder Frequency & Urgency
Bladder frequency and urgency, commonly known as ‘overactive bladder,’ is a condition characterized by the frequent need to urinate, urinary urgency, urge incontinence, bladder pressure or difficulty holding back a full bladder.
Often people with overactive bladder are unable to hold urine long enough to reach a restroom. An overactive bladder most commonly does not have any underlying medical condition, however it is common in people who have conditions such as diabetes, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
Treating overactive bladder may involve medication, exercises, dietary modification, Botox injection to the bladder, nerve stimulation or minor surgery. The overactive bladder is most commonly treated without surgery and if a procedure is necessary, it would be an ambulatory, non invasive procedure. Frequency and or incontinence can be devastating both mentally and physically.