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How can you train your bladder to help your OAB?

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Hold your pee when you feel like you need to go. It’s easier if you do it while sitting down. Sit still, and squeeze your pelvic floor muscles several times in a row. When the urge to pee passes, walk slowly to the bathroom. Be patient. It may take up to 8 weeks to see results.

From: How Do You Treat OAB? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women,” “Urinary Incontinence in Women.”

The Simon Foundation for Continence: “About Incontinence -- Treatment/Management Options -- Medications for Overactive Bladder (OAB) With or Without Urge Urinary Incontinence.”

University of Utah Health Care: “Bladder Botox.”

Medscape: “Botox OK for Some Patients With OAB, but Not All.”

Bladder and Bowel Foundation: “Sacral Nerve Stimulation.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Overactive Bladder” “What to Do If Your Overactive Bladder Mediation Isn’t Working.”

Mayo Clinic: “Overactive Bladder: Treatment and Drugs,” “Oxybutynin (Oral Route).”

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 23, 2018

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women,” “Urinary Incontinence in Women.”

The Simon Foundation for Continence: “About Incontinence -- Treatment/Management Options -- Medications for Overactive Bladder (OAB) With or Without Urge Urinary Incontinence.”

University of Utah Health Care: “Bladder Botox.”

Medscape: “Botox OK for Some Patients With OAB, but Not All.”

Bladder and Bowel Foundation: “Sacral Nerve Stimulation.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Overactive Bladder” “What to Do If Your Overactive Bladder Mediation Isn’t Working.”

Mayo Clinic: “Overactive Bladder: Treatment and Drugs,” “Oxybutynin (Oral Route).”

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 23, 2018

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