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
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
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.
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
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.
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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