Overactive Bladder


bladderOveractive bladder occurs when the muscles of the bladder contract more often than needed, even when the bladder is not full. This constant contraction causes sudden, overwhelming urges to urinate. It is a much more common issue than people realize, affecting more than 33 million Americans of all ages.

Though overactive bladder is a common medical condition, many people may feel ashamed or embarrassed to discuss it. However, if you or someone you know is suffering from overactive bladder symptoms, it is important to talk with your doctor so it can be properly addressed. It is not a normal part of aging. 

Overactive bladder can often be treated with medication, behavior modification and changes in diet. If these treatments do not work or cannot be used, a sacral nerve stimulation treatment with InterStim is available.