Overactive Bladder (OAB): Symptoms, Causes & Prevention

Overactive Bladder (OAB): Symptoms, Causes & Prevention

 In India, every 1 out of 6 people who are above 40 years has suffered from Overactive bladder. If you are not able to control your pee or you have to go washroom several times you might suffer from an Overactive Bladder. According to doctors, an average of 6-7 times is the common number to go for urine in 24 hours.

What Is An Overactive Bladder?

The overactive bladder is a condition in which a person couldn’t control urine and get a continuous feeling of urinating day and night. In this condition, the bladder didn’t hold the urine which might result in a leakage. It is very common in people above 40 years, as it doesn’t cause any pain. You will feel the uncontrollable and frequency to pee and if you can’t make it to the washroom on the time you might face leakage.

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What Are The Symptoms?

It is a very common condition that can happen to anyone. Here are some of the symptoms which will confirm that if you are facing them, then you might have an overactive bladder;

  1. Uncontrollable Urine
  2. Continuously urge to pee
  3. Get at least 2 times to pee in the night
  4. Leakage of urine

What Are The Causes?

There are different reasons to get overactive bladder, some of them are:

  1. Urine infection
  2. Weak pelvic muscles
  3. Alcohol
  4. Caffeine
  5. Extra weight
  6. After menopause
  7. Medication

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What Prevention Should Be Taken?

As they say “precaution is better than cure”, so it is always better to take preventions from this condition. Here are the things:

  1. Regular exercise or physical activities
  2. Maintain weight
  3. Don’t consume an excessive amount of caffeine or alcohol
  4. Don’t smoke
  5. Take 8 hours of sleep

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