The term “overactive bladder” is a phrase used to describe a handful of symptoms affecting the urinary tract. The sudden urge to urinate is a common symptom, as is involuntarily leaking urine (also known as incontinence). Urinating more than eight times in a 24-hour timespan or getting up during the night more than twice to go to the bathroom can also be signs of an overactive bladder.
Overactive bladder can be treated through strategies such as muscle exercises and holding techniques, as well as the use of certain medications. A conversation with your doctor can help you determine whether or not you suffer from an overactive bladder and how to alleviate the symptoms associated with it.