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Overactive Bladder Syndrome
What is Overactive Bladder Syndrome?
Overactive Bladder Syndrome, also known as Genuine Stress Incontinence (GSI) or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), is the loss of bladder control which typically affects women that have had one or more children by vaginal childbirth.
Symptoms of Overactive Bladder Syndrome can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. It can happen to anyone, but it is more common in women who have had at least one vaginal childbirth, and becomes even more of a problem during menopause.
Bladder Syndrome happens when genitourinary
muscles are too weak or too active. If the muscles that keep your bladder closed
are weak, you may have accidents when you sneeze, laugh or lift a heavy object.
This is stress incontinence. If bladder muscles become too active, you may feel
a strong urge to go to the bathroom when you have little urine in your bladder.
There are other causes of Overactive
Bladder Syndrome, including nerve damage and pelvic
Doctors in Genitourinary medicine are specialists in Overactive Bladder Syndrome. Treatments for Overactive Bladder Syndrome depends on the type of problem you have and what best fits your lifestyle. It may include simple exercises, medicines, special devices or procedures prescribed by your doctor, or surgery.
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