While a definitive cause of overactive bladder has yet to be identified, there are a number of risk factors that potentially contribute to the condition. Some of those risk factors include:
While frequent urination can stem from numerous factors, OAB is usually identified by a group of four general symptoms: how urgent the sensation is, frequency, ‘nocturia,’ and in some instances, urge incontinence.
‘Urgency’ can be a non-specific term, but indicates a strong urge to void one’s bladder, accompanied by fear that one might not make it to a bathroom in time. OAB is considered ‘frequent’ if the patient urinates more than eight times daily. ‘Nocturia’ refers to being woken while sleeping with the urge to urinate, to the extent that it adversely affects rest.
If you have been experiencing overactive bladder, you may be eligible for a study or clinical trial. You must be between the ages of 18-75. Participants may be compensated for their time and travel. Your participation in this study could lead to medical discoveries that could help you or a loved one.
To get started, find out if you qualify by calling us at 614-501-6164, or completing our online volunteer form.
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