Urology located in Jacksonville, FL & Jacksonville Beach, FL
Losing control over the contents of your bladder is an embarrassing condition, but you’re not alone. Overactive bladder (OAB) affects more than 30 million Americans. The experienced team at Kasraeian Urology, including Ahmad Kasraeian, MD, FACS, and Ali Kasraeian, MD, FACS, with clinics in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, offer effective treatments for OAB. They can help you regain control of your bladder and put an end to accidental urine loss. For an evaluation, call the clinic nearest you today.
Overactive Bladder Q & A
What’s Overactive Bladder (OAB)?
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a type of urinary incontinence that causes you to lose control of the contents of your bladder. OAB affects both men and women but is more often seen in women.
OAB causes you to feel a sudden and strong urge to urinate that can cause you to lose the contents of your bladder before you reach the bathroom. You can develop OAB if there’s a communication issue between your bladder and brain or if you suffer from bladder muscle spasms.
You can find OAB to be an embarrassing problem, but the experienced team at Kasraeian Urology specializes in OAB and can provide you with the care you need so you can regain control of your bladder and get back to doing the things that make you happy without unnecessary worry about urine loss.
What are the symptoms of OAB?
The most common symptom of OAB is the strong, sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate. With OAB, you can also experience:
- Frequent urination
- Urine leakage
- Nocturnal urination
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the team at Kasraeian Urology can help.
How’s OAB diagnosed?
Your specialist at Kasraeian Urology conducts a comprehensive exam when you come in with your concerns about OAB. The goal of the evaluation is to determine the underlying cause of your urinary incontinence so you get the most effective treatment. Your evaluation will include:
- A review of your symptoms and medical history
- A physical exam
- A renal ultrasound or abdominal CT scan
Your specialist can also conduct a cystoscopy or urodynamics test. During a cystoscopy, your specialist inserts a scope through your urethra into your bladder to evaluate your bladder wall.
During a urodynamics test, your specialist measures bladder pressure as well as spasms and contractions.
What treatments can help me gain control of my OAB?
Your specialist at Kasraeian Urology develops a personalized treatment plan to help you regain control of your OAB. Your treatment can include:
Behavioral management is the first step in helping you gain control of your OAB. Your specialist recommends changes you can make to your diet and fluid intake to help minimize your urgency, as well as a urination schedule to help you retrain your bladder.
Your specialist at Kasraeian Urology can also prescribe medications that help your bladder relax to reduce the spasms that cause your urgency and urine loss.
OAB is a common condition that can be treated. For the management of your urinary incontinence by a team of experts, call Kasraeian Urology today.