There are many treatment options available for overactive bladder.
- Some drugs, such as diuretics, worsen the condition, so you may wish to discuss your current medical regimen with your doctor to see if you are taking any such medications.
- A reduction in your caffeine or alcohol intake may help your symptoms.
- Your doctor may wish to put you on a schedule where you urinate at regular intervals, ultimately training your bladder by slowly increasing the time between voids.
- Drugs, such as oxybutynin and tolterodine, cause your bladder to relax, which can help your symptoms.
- Surgical options are also available for those who have continued difficulty despite other treatments.
- If you are experiencing some urinary leakage, your doctor can help you to find specialized pads that are not readily noticeable by others.