Bladder problems are more common than you think!
Lack of bladder control is a common health problem for many people at different times in their lives, with more than four million Australians experiencing bladder control problems.
One of the most common types of bladder problems is urge incontinence or overactive bladder (commonly referred to as OAB), a condition where the bladder contracts suddenly without you having control and when the bladder is not full. OAB can affect anyone, men or women, at any age, and is actually relatively common in young people.
If you are suffering in silence it is important to remember you are not alone – there is support for you. We have gathered relevant information, real-life stories and doctor advice to support you in your quest to regain control of your overactive bladder and regain an active social and physical life!
DID YOU KNOW?
OAB AFFECTS UP TO 17 PERCENT OF
THE GENERAL POPULATION
If you think you may have OAB, please complete and print out the Questionnaire in preparation for your appointment with your General Practitioner (GP). This could also be a useful way to bring up the discussion about your symptoms particularly
if you are nervous or embarrassed.