Overactive bladder or urge incontinence refers to strong, sudden need to urinate due to bladder spasms or contractions. The frequent need to urinate may occur during the day, at night, or both. If there is loss of bladder control then it is known as urge incontinence. The cause for it is still unknown. More than 40% of people with overactive bladder have incontinence.While about 40% to 70% of urinary incontinence is due to overactive bladder. It is not life-threatening. Most people with the condition have problems for years.
Common signs are:
Overactive bladder may result from:
The treatment of overactive bladder actually depends on the severity of symptoms and includes: