Overactive Bladder (cont.)
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Overactive Bladder Prevention
There are no specific preventive measures for overactive bladder syndrome. However, some of the symptoms such as frequency or incontinence can be prevented by simple steps. For example, limiting fluid intake, especially prior to going to bed, may reduce urinary frequency and nocturia.
Additionally, avoidance of spicy foods, chocolate, carbonated beverages, caffeine, and alcohol may help reduce symptoms of overactive bladder. A high-fiber diet may be encouraged in individuals with OAB.
Overactive Bladder Prognosis
Generally, the prognosis for overactive bladder is favorable. A majority of individuals with this condition are successfully treated via behavioral and medical therapies.
Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2015
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