An abnormally frequent urge to urinate affects millions of people worldwide. This information will help you to understand the condition of an overactive bladder in a better way:
What is an overactive bladder?
Overactive Bladder (OBA) is a condition which causes sudden and frequent urge to urinate and the person suffering from it is often not able to reach the toilet in time to expel the urine voluntarily. The frequency and urge may also change in day and night.
This condition results when the detrusor (smooth) muscle covering the bladder relaxes or contracts with abnormal frequency and after short intervals. Instead of waiting till the bladder is completely filled with urine, the muscles contract prior and lead to frequent urination.
What are the causes of overactive bladder?
The exact cause for the development of overactive bladder is not known yet. However, there are several risk factors and underlying conditions that are identified as being the stimulus for the development of this disorder.
Side effects of medicinal drugs
Neurological disorders (Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, etc)