Conquer that overactive bladder
By Kimberly A. Harris, RN, MSN, FNP
If you suffer from a frequent need to urinate, strong sudden urges to urinate and/or urinary leakage as a result of urgency, we can help you.
These symptoms are often associated with a condition called Overactive Bladder (OAB) with or without urge incontinence. With Overactive Bladder, the nerves that supply sensation to the bladder and surrounding muscles do not always communicate effectively with the brain. Patients will experience bladder spasms which cause sudden sensations associated with the need to urinate. These spasms can occur multiple times daily or even hourly.
Multiple treatment options for OAB and urge incontinence are available to our patients in the form of medication, physical therapy, APEX M, Botox, Thermiva and Urgent PC.
OAB and urge incontinence can have a great effect on a womanís life. Some women report severe fatigue as a result of frequent nighttime urination. Others limit their fluid intake to avoid frequent trips to the bathroom. In severe cases, women are afraid to leave their house for fear of leaking urine, or will have to wear pads or diapers to avoid accidents.
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If you have questions about a solution to Overactive Bladder and urge incontinence and live in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Eastern Shore, Peninsula, Hampton Roads or North Carolina, please contact our GYN clinic at (757) 312-8221. Our GYN doctors are here to help you.
About our GYN Clinic
Our three female gynecologists and Nurse Practitioner provide comprehensive gynecology services to women and girls of all ages in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Eastern Shore, Peninsula, Hampton Roads and North Carolina. Our gynecology care includes Overactive Bladder, incontinence, urge incontinence, and more.