What's Overactive Bladder
(OAB), including urge urinary
OAB is a real medical condition
Even though overactive bladder (OAB), including urge urinary incontinence, may affect an estimated 1 in 3 US adults 40 years of age and older at least "sometimes," a lot of people aren't sure what OAB is. They might think it's just a sign of getting older, or that they can't do anything about those "embarrassing" leaks. But OAB is a real medical condition that results from the involuntary contraction of the bladder muscle. In other words, your internal plumbing doesn't always work the way it should. When you have OAB, you might feel the frequent urge to go to the bathroom or have an accidental leak when you least expect it. Watch what Dr. Reed has to say about OAB being a real and treatable medical condition.
“I started developing overactive bladder symptoms in 2006. I was constantly going to the bathroom, sometimes not even making it there. It was just too much.” Hear more
You can help manage your OAB symptoms
Your healthcare professional can suggest Kegel exercises or other lifestyle changes that may help provide some relief from your symptoms. There are also medications like VESIcare that work to help control the bladder muscle. Learn more with our Internal Plumbing Guide. Then, when you're ready to talk to your doctor, try the Doctor Conversation Guide for customized conversation starters. It could be time to find out if VESIcare may be right for you. Over 2 million people in the US have been prescribed VESIcare.