Our busy lifestyles leave little time for interruption. But people with symptoms of overactive bladder find themselves suffering inconvenient, and sometimes very painful, interruptions to daily life.
Overactive bladder is characterized by the urge to urinate more than eight to ten times a day. It is often, but not always, accompanied by incontinence; this incontinence is typically the result of a sudden urge.
Overactive bladder affects millions of people, both men and women, of all ages. It is most common in middle-aged women, and appears to worsen with declining pelvic muscle tone and decreasing hormone levels. Many other factors can also contribute to overactive bladder, including:
- Caffeine, alcohol and artificial sweeteners
- Diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc.
Whatever the cause of your overactive bladder, a visit to the Hubbard Clinic is your first step toward making fewer visits to the bathroom.
As is true with many medical problems, there is no quick cure for overactive bladder. There are, however, some excellent strategies and medicines that have proven to be quite effective.
At the Hubbard Clinic, we approach each patient’s problem individually and systematically. After all, a misdiagnosis will only waste everyone’s time and money. A thorough medical history and physical are essential to the success of any treatment.
In other words, don’t expect to walk in then walk out with a pill that will fix everything. The most effective treatment for you may include medication, therapies, dietary or behavior modifications, or some combination of these.
If you are experiencing overactive bladder and it is affecting your quality of life, please don’t delay in seeking treatment. The sooner you act, the sooner you will begin to see results.