Urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans.
The risk increases with age: Up to half of all women over age 60 have had incontinence. In fact, incontinence is more than twice as common in women than in men.
Overactive bladder (OAB), along with stress incontinence, is a common cause of urinary incontinence. At best, it's inconvenient and sometimes embarrassing. At worst, it can limit your work, social, and sex life.
To help Americans with overactive bladder, WebMD sought out the top questions among people with OAB and went to leading doctors for the answers.
Do you have some of the same questions? Click on the OAB questions below to see our experts' answers.
Daphne McLaughlin shares that many people are too embarrassed to talk to doctors about their overactive bladder. Our expert shares valuable tips.
Dealing with accidental urine leakage? Get the tips you need to deal with accidental urine leakage associated with OAB.
Is it normal to urinate more frequently as we age? Get answers here.
How often is 'too often' to urinate during the day? What you should know.
Should you train your bladder to void on schedule? Get the facts on bladder training.
What effect will exercise have on overactive bladder? A urology expert weighs in.
What should you know about urine color? Niall Galloway, MD, director of the Emory University Continence Center shares insights.
Is it normal to get up at night to go to the bathroom? Nedra Hood, MD, urologist at Emory University, answers.
Wondering if your medications could be contributing to overactive bladder? Our expert answers.
Hood takes the mystery out of what to expect when you're examined for overactive bladder.
What can you change in your life to improve your overactive bladder symptoms? One of our experts weighs in.
How are menopause and incontinence linked? Get the facts
What about side effects of OAB medications? Galloway answers this common question.
How can physical therapy help overactive bladder? What to expect.
What options do you have if your OAB medications aren't working? Galloway explains.