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Facts

  • One in five adults older than 40 are affected by OAB, although the real number is probably much higher since many people suffering from OAB do not seek medical help.
  • OverActive Bladder syndrome can cause incontinence during sex.
  • People with OAB enjoy sex a lot less due to fear of leakage and running to the bathroom in the midst of intercourse.
  • Even though a normal adult bladder can contain up to 600ml, an overactive bladder can only hold up to 200ml of urine.
  • Tomatoes, citrus fruits, coffee or low fiber intake can all trigger OAB symptoms.
  • Around 10% of children show symptoms of OAB.
  • Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is different from OAB and it manifests by urine leakage while exercising, sneezing or laughing.

Symptoms

  • A sudden urge to urinate caused by muscle contractions in the bladder
  • Incontinence, or inability to control the bladder
  • Frequency or the need to urinate eight or more times during the day
  • Nocturia or urinating two or more times during the night

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