Overactive Bladder or OAB is marked by the near constant urge to urinate, which can lead to urinary incontinence or leakage. OAB is also known as Overactive Bladder Syndrome or Idiopathic Urge Incontinence. However we refer to it, this condition can be identifyable by the following incontinence symptoms:
Urgency – a sudden and unexpected need to pass urine.
Urge Incontinence – you just don’t make it in time and you may leak a little or a lot.
Frequency – needing to go to the toilet too often. A daily average should be about eight times.
Nocturia – waking up more than once to go to the toilet...
Whether getting up in the night to wee is leaving you exhausted, damaging your self-esteem or is just plain annoying, Kegel8 can help.
Nocturia is the medical term for getting up too often in the night to go to the toilet usually more than once in a night. It’s a condition most commonly seen in pregnancy, menopause and older women, though it can happen to men and women of any age, and it disturbs your sleep and can leave you exhausted the next day. It’s considered normal to get up once in the night to go to the toilet, but any more than this, it’s wise to get it checked out and see if there is an underlying cause – because rather than suffering in silence, there is something that can be done to help.
Causes of Nocturia
In women, the most common causes of nocturia are ...
There are an estimated 4 – 6 million men and women of all ages in the UK who are affected by some kind of bladder problem. Quite often we just put it down to getting older but we are here to tell you that a ‘weak bladder’ is not inevitable!
In a recent US study it was found that 1 in 5 college-age females (17 – 22 years olds) suffered ‘bladder leaks’.
Now, however we dress it up, whether it is a ‘few leaks’ when we cough or sneeze or a knicker-changing disaster it still means one thing – that we do not have control over our bladder, and it doesn’t have to be that way!
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Bladder weakness is a problem that affects men and women of all ages. A strong pelvic floor is key to better bladder control for men and women alike.