Welcome to BladderProblem.co.uk, the UK web resource for people living with overactive bladder, a common condition affecting hundreds of thousands of people in this country.
Before you begin, it’s important to know that there are many different causes of bladder problems. If you haven’t been diagnosed with overactive bladder it’s essential you do not try to diagnose or manage a bladder problem without speaking with your doctor.Take the bladder control questionnaire now Take the bladder control questionnaire now
Overactive bladder (OAB) is common. It is not due simply to poor health or getting older but is caused by the bladder muscle, known as the detrusor muscle contracting involuntarily. It affects approximately 2.3 million people over the age of 40 in the UK.2,3Learn More
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a medical problem that affects the way your bladder behaves. OAB is an involuntary and sudden contraction or squeezing of the muscle in the wall of the bladder. Common symptoms include:
a sudden, strong urge to empty the bladder quickly
going to the toilet more often than you did before
being woken at night several times to go to the toilet
Your OAB is with you wherever you go, and can be particularly problematic when you are travelling. We have curated some tips on how to manage your symptoms, whatever your circumstances.
There are a number of treatment options that can help reduce symptoms to a manageable level. Your doctor/nurse will determine the most appropriate treatment options for you.
If you would like to print out information about OAB we have included downloadable booklets for you below. These can be useful if you want to keep this information close to hand or share it with someone you know!