The average person should urinate about six times every day. Taking certain medications may cause this number to be slightly higher, but your bladder should never disrupt your life. Running to the bathroom every few hours to avoid an accident is not normal. If you are getting intense urges to urinate at least eight times a day, then you may be suffering from an overactive bladder.
An overactive bladder is a medical condition that causes an instant urge to urinate. This urge is often extremely difficult to stop, which can lead to an accident. An overactive bladder is a problematic condition even if you are always able to get to the bathroom in time. It can be very hard to get much work done if you are constantly going to the bathroom. Getting a good night’s sleep is also difficult because you will likely have to get up to urinate at least two or three times. Since this condition is so disruptive, it may be time to seek proper treatment for your overactive bladder.
The muscles in a normal bladder will contract when it is full of urine. If you have an overactive bladder, then these muscle will involuntary contract at random points throughout the day. This creates an intense urge to urinate even if the bladder is not full. The exact cause of this problem is not currently known.
Treatment for the overactive bladder may start with making a few lifestyle changes. But there are also different treatment options if the lifestyle changes are not effective. If your overactive bladder is causing severe symptoms that do not go away with one of the conservative treatments, then a more involved procedure may be your best option. It all depends on the unique case.
Living with an overactive bladder can be extremely difficult, but it is only a matter of time before you have a normal life again. Talk to our team at Fort Worth Center for Pelvic Medicine to learn more about your treatment options, including MonaLisa Touch® treatment. Contact us today for a consultation in Fort Worth, TX.