Overactive Bladder (cont.)
Siamak T. Nabili, MD, MPH
Dr. Nabili received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. He then completed his graduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His graduate training included a specialized fellowship in public health where his research focused on environmental health and health-care delivery and management.
Dennis Lee, MD
Dr. Lee was born in Shanghai, China, and received his college and medical training in the United States. He is fluent in English and three Chinese dialects. He graduated with chemistry departmental honors from Harvey Mudd College. He was appointed president of AOA society at UCLA School of Medicine. He underwent internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is an overactive bladder?
- What are the causes of overactive bladder?
- Are there any risk factors for overactive bladder?
- What are symptoms of an overactive bladder?
- How is overactive bladder diagnosed?
- What are treatments for an overactive bladder?
- What is the role of medications in treating overactive bladder?
- What are treatments for the chronically incontinent?
- What measures can be taken at home to prevent overactive bladder symptoms?
- What are some of the complications of overactive bladder?
- What is the prognosis for overactive bladder?
- Overactive Bladder At A Glance
- Find a local Urologist in your town
What are some of the complications of overactive bladder?
Common complications that can result from overactive bladder include
- urinary tract infections (UTI),
- skin irritation,
- skin infection,
- bladder stones,
- falls in elderly.
What is the prognosis for overactive bladder?
The overall prognosis for overactive bladder is generally good. The estimated success rate of treatment with the combination of behavioral and medication is about 80%.
- Overactive bladder results from sudden, involuntary contraction of the muscle in the wall of the urinary bladder.
- Overactive bladder is a form of urinary incontinence.
- Overactive bladder is not a normal part of aging.
- Treatments available for overactive bladder include pelvic-muscle strengthening, behavioral therapies, and medications.
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Last Editorial Review: 2/9/2010
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