Do you ever have a sense of urgency to go to the bathroom that you can’t ignore? Do you wake up frequently at night to urinate? If so, you may have an overactive bladder (OAB). This occurs when your bladder fails to store urine as it’s supposed to. Symptoms you may experience include urgency, incontinence, frequency, or nocturia (excessive urination at night). Thankfully, the Urology Specialists of Georgia (USGA) professionals can help!
If you’re struggling with any of these symptoms, call us at 478-745-6576.
Consider the following myths about an overactive bladder:
Only Affects Older Women
Many people believe that an overactive bladder only occurs in older women. One out of five women and men over 40-years-old suffer from OAB. Furthermore, roughly one out of six women and one out of six men over 18-years-old deal with an overactive bladder, as well.
Small Bladder is the Main Cause
If your bladder is smaller than normal, that isn’t necessarily the reason why you have an overactive bladder. What causes an overactive bladder is how often your bladder is contracting. If it is contracting too much, it sends an abnormal amount of nerve signals to your bladder which causes urgency and incontinence.
Surgery is the Only Option
While surgery is an option, there are other treatments available for OAB. From behavioral modification to Botox, the USGA professionals will diagnose the issue and consult with you about the best possible treatment.
It’s Not Treatable
Many people think that OAB is a part of life as you age. However, it doesn’t have to be! No matter your age, our specialists will guide you and discuss with you different ways to cure your overactive bladder. This issue is not something you have to accept as permanent.