Overactive Bladder (OAB)
An overactive bladder, or OAB, is a common medical condition characterized by bladder contractions that occur without “permission” from the patient. An overactive bladder causes frequent and sudden urges to urinate that may be difficult to control.
Many OAB patients feel a sudden and sometimes overwhelming urge to urinate even when the bladder isn’t full. Someone with OAB may feel the need to pass urine many times during the day and night. They may also experience leakage of urine (urgency incontinence) when they aren’t ready or can’t wait. See more symptom here.
A Common Problem
OAB is a very common problem for both women and men. The American Urological Association estimates that 30% of all men and 40% of all women live with OAB. However, it’s also believed to be underreported as some patients feel that it is just part of aging and nothing can be done about it. That is a myth and there are many about this condition.
An overactive bladder (OAB) can have a major impact on your life and finding the right treatment can be just as frustrating. Luckily, there are multiple treatments that Associated Urological Specialists offer to get these bothersome symptoms under control and improve a person’s quality of life.
This simple questionnaire is provided as a way to better understand the severity of your symptoms. It's just 9 easy questions and we provide instant, private results.
Think an overactive bladder is just a woman's issue? Think again. Watch our own Dr. Ewa Blachowicz discuss female incontinence and why 'the only person who should wear diapers is a baby'. You can also read more about urinary incontinence specific to women here.
1 out of 3 Men
Think an overactive bladder is just a woman's issue? Think again. Watch our own Dr. Jae Kim discuss how one out of three men will have some degree of bladder control issues over the age of 60.
Make an OAB Appointment Today
At Associated Urological Specialists, our experienced OAB urologists and practitioners assess our patients and discuss treatment options with them. Their goal is to find the most effective plan that works best for each individual.
Our goal is to not have you always looking for where the nearest restroom is, wondering whether you can drive somewhere without having to stop, making it through an entire movie, or just being out with family or friends without having to suddenly leave.
Make an appointment today and start enjoying life again.
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Overactive Bladder Appointments at AUS are in Chicago, Southside Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
Overactive bladder (OAB) testing and diagnosis can be performed quickly at any of our AUS offices. They are conveniently located in Chicago, Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Homewood, Orland Park and Palos Hills.
Overactive bladder (OAB) treatments are done best with AUS.
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