While OAB becomes more common as people get older, it can happen at any age. OAB is really a medical condition, and its symptoms — leaks, strong sudden urges to go, going too often — may be caused by bladder spasms.
You may not feel these bladder spasms like you would a back spasm. Instead, you may feel them as strong sudden urges to go.
The good news: OAB is treatable. It’s not something you need to accept. Go to the "What is overactive bladder?" page to learn more.
Even though childbirth may sometimes weaken muscles that hold urine in the bladder, it does not cause OAB. Bladder spasms may be the likely cause of OAB, and its symptoms are treatable.
Learn how bladder spasms may cause OAB symptoms. Go to the "What is overactive bladder?" page.
OAB doesn’t have to be a part of your life every day. Treating it may help you worry less about your bladder problems like leaks, strong sudden urges to go, and going too often.
Prescription medicines may treat the likely cause of OAB symptoms. These medicines are thought to work by helping to calm the bladder muscle and reduce spasms.
Learn more about treating your OAB symptoms. Go to the "What are the treatments for OAB?" page.