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Physiotherapy for Overactive Bladder

Physiotherapy for Overactive Bladder - Symptoms

​What Are The Symptoms of Overactive Bladder?

You will have the following symptoms:

  • Urgency: Strong urge to pass urine even when the volume of urine in the bladder is low, and is difficult to suppress or postpone.
  • Frequency: The need to pass urine more than 7 times during the day.
  • Nocturia: The need to wake up from sleep one or more times during the night
  • Urge incontinence: Involuntary loss of urine before reaching a toilet and when a strong urge is felt.

How Does Your Bladder Work?

Urine is formed when our kidneys remove waste and water from the blood. Urine flows downward from the kidneys through a pair of tubes called the ureters, into our bladder, which is a balloon-like structure located in the pelvis.

Treatment for overactive bladder at KKH

During urination, we empty our bladder when urine leaves the bladder through a tube called the urethra. The urethra is controlled by sphincter muscles. When the sphincter muscles relax, they open and allow urine to flow out. At the same time, the muscles of the bladder wall (i.e. detrusor muscles) contract to force the urine out. After urination, the sphincter muscles contract and close the urethra while the bladder stops contracting and relaxes.

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