THINK COPING IS YOUR ONLY OPTION? THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN TREAT OVERACTIVE BLADDER
At first, your OAB treatment provider may offer you behavioral therapies, such as: bladder training, bladder-control strategies, and pelvic-floor muscle training
Next, they may offer a medical treatment, such as:
Beta-3 agonist: a type of medication that can help support the bladder's ability to relax. Want more information on how this type of medication can help to reduce OAB symptoms?
Remember, everyone is unique
There is no single treatment that is right for everyone. You may need to try several before finding one that works for you.
That’s why it’s so important to keep an open dialogue with your OAB treatment provider. They can guide you toward finding ways to manage your OAB symptoms.
Follow these lifestyle tips to manage symptoms and take an assessment to see if you could have OAB
- Stay hydrated
A total of 6 to 8 glasses of water is still recommended throughout the day
- Keep moving
Strength training, aerobic exercise, balance, and flexibility are beneficial for overall health. Pelvic floor exercises can help decrease leakage episodes
- Lose excess weight
Losing weight can help reduce leakage episodes. In some cases, women who lost 10% of their body weight reduced their leakage by half
- Stop smoking
Coughing causes downward pressure on the bladder, which can lead to leakage. Just another great reason to quit smoking
Avoid the following foods that are known bladder irritants
- Carbonated beverages
- Citrus fruits and juice
- Corn syrup
- Spicy foods
- Sugar and artificial sweeteners