Overactive Bladder (OAB) cause & treatment - What is overactive bladder (OAB)? - Overactive Bladder (OAB) is a condition in which the bladder does not contract properly, causing a sudden urge to urinate. When this happens, in some people causes also the 'wet' (little trickle before it can reach the toliet), although this is not always the case. Another symptom of OAB is often to the toilet - eight times or more for 24 hours and woke up one or more times at night to urinate.
What is the cause of overactive bladder (OAB)?
Precisely usually causes a person to experience OAB is unknown. This is not a normal part of the aging process, although it looks a lot experienced by the elderly. It is also not due to too much drink or too effect after delivery. Research shows that women who gave birth and who have never given birth have the same risk for experiencing OAB.
Several factors contribute to the cause of OAB and symptoms:
Damage to the central nervous system (such as damage due to stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis or spinal cord damage)
Barriers and weaknesses urethra
Muscle weakness that hold the bladder in place
Deficiency of estrogen (in women)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)
Urinary tract infections
Bladder cancer or bladder stones
Complications of hysterectomy or prostate surgery
OAB impact on your life
Overactive Bladder (OAB) is not just a minor inconvenience. More than 65% of all patients with OAB reported that this is causing problems in their everyday lives.
Overactive Bladder (OAB) can cause serious financial problems, such as additional expenses for the use of commercial products (adult diapers).
Overactive Bladder (OAB) can be influential in sexual activity because of fear of wetting the bed and felt ashamed of her partner.
Overactive Bladder (OAB) caused a 26% risk for falls and third because it had a broken bone in a hurry often wake up at night to urinate.
By the time you meet with your doctor, you can consult your pain complaints and treatment plan.
Recent research shows that a combination of therapies, such as behavioral therapy and medical therapy 85% decrease bedwetting symptoms that can not be retained (behavioral therapy alone lowered by 57% while lowering drugs 72%).
Behavioral therapy includes two major exercises, train the bladder to hold urinate within the specified time and strength training the muscles that control the bladder and mendukkung.
Other OAB treatment in the form of drug therapy. Commonly used drug for the treatment of OAB is anticholinergic / antimuscarinic are also known to relax the bladder. Several studies showed reduced symptoms of OAB Approximately 50-80% of patients who receive this drug.