Over-Active Bladder dysfunction, or OAB is a common infliction in older men and women, or as a side-effect to pregnancy and certain cancer treatments.
Dr Katelaris talks about the different types of OAB, its different categories and the ways in which it can be treated. OAB can be the result of a number of factors, but it is very easily treated in both men and women.
Overactive Bladder Dysfunction or OAB refers to the lady who has frequency, urgency, perhaps urge incontinence and getting up at night.
Now, we talk about OAB wet and OAB dry. Some ladies have frequency urgency but don’t wet themselves. We help those ladies with bladder retraining schedules and with certain new drugs that are highly effective.
Women with OAB wet, meaning urge incontinence, can also be made continent with medication but particularly with BOTOX injection therapy. These are problems we can treat.
These are ladies we can help. And it’s great to see the restoration of confidence in these women who go back to tennis, who go back to Pilates in the gym because they no longer have to wear nappies.