Approximately U.S. adults 40 years of age and older reported symptoms of OAB at least "sometimes."
OAB symptoms affect millions of American adults
If your healthcare professional (HCP) tells you that you have overactive bladder (OAB), you are not alone. As many as 46 million Americans 40 years of age or older reported OAB symptoms.
Men and women with OAB experience symptoms such as a sudden urgency to urinate that is frequent and cannot be controlled. These uncontrollable urges to urinate can sometimes lead to leakage – accidental wetting.
According to the American Urological Association (AUA), which is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, the lack of bladder control may affect a person’s daily activities.
Many people with OAB just learn to cope with their condition, rather than talk to their HCP about it, because they are embarrassed or think it can’t be treated. They plan their daily activities around being close to bathrooms to avoid urine leaks and accidents.
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How does OAB happen?
Urges and leaks can happen when communication between your bladder and brain tell you it's time to urinate before your bladder is full. This can also happen when your bladder muscle is too active.
Either way, your bladder muscle contracts too early, causing the bladder to empty before it should. This causes the sudden urge to urinate and may lead to frequent urination.
Bladder muscle contracts to pass urine before the bladder is full.