Journey
Overactive Bladder

CALENDAR

30 Days to Better Bladder Control

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Standing in line at the bathroom,again? Lifestyle changes can go a long way toward helping to manage overactive bladder. There are even a couple of apps for that!   View calendar

SLIDESHOW

10 Foods to Avoid If You Have Overactive Bladder

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If you have overactive bladder, you may feel strong, sudden urges to urinate, even during the night. Pay attention to these 10 types of food and drink that can trigger a sudden bathroom trip.   View slideshow

SLIDESHOW

Bladder Training Tips to Reduce Bathroom Trips

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It's important to go the bathroom when you need to. "Holding it" can actually stretch your bladder, making it difficult to empty it completely. But there's such a thing as going too often. The good news is that bladder training can help. Here's how.   View slideshow

3 Ways to Manage Overactive Bladder

Explore treatment options, hear from experts, and connect with fellow patients.   Read More

MY STORY

My Overactive Bladder Was Due to Interstitial Cystitis

Diane Lang, age 40, had bladder problems for nearly a decade, but it wasn’t until she had multiple tests and surgery that she discovered she had interstitial cystitis.
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I started having symptoms of overactive bladder about 10 years ago. I spent four years going through test after test and was told I had stomach or ovary problems. Finally, about six years ago, I underwent surgery, and they found little ulcers all over my bladder. I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (inflammation of the tissues of the bladder wall).  Read More

MY STORY

My Overactive Bladder Was a Result of Multiple Sclerosis

For Lois Thompson, age 57, symptoms of multiple sclerosis first appeared as bladder problems. She experienced urinary tract infections because she couldn't empty her bladder. She now manages her condition with medication and self-catheterization.
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My overactive bladder is brought on by multiple sclerosis, which I was diagnosed with over 25 years ago. A lot of people who have multiple sclerosis have bladder problems; in fact, a bladder issue can be an initial symptom of the disease.   Read More

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