In this video, Dr Katelaris talks about the treatment methods used to deal with Urinary or Urge Incontinence and what constitutes the need for Botox Bladder Injection (BBI).
Men and women suffer with overactive bladder disorder. Women more so in their younger years, and men more so as they get older, especially associated with prostate disorders.
OAB, or overactive bladder disorder, is characterised by frequency, urgency, urge incontinence, and can be very distressing. It can be very embarrassing for an adult male or female to suddenly wet their pants in public. Causes a lot of stress and social isolation.
Now it’s important that we investigate for causes of urgency and urge incontinence. For example, in women it might be a urinary tract infection or even a neurological disease like multiple sclerosis rarely.
In men it may be an infection. It may be a prostate disorder. But for a lot of men and women with urinary urgency and urge incontinence or OAB, there is no identifiable cause, and we, therefore, have to treat the symptoms.
If the symptoms are mild, we treat them with bladder training. We encourage them to drink and hold and stretch their bladder to increase the capacity. If that doesn’t work on its own, we use medication.
There are some very good tablets now that you can take on a daily basis to decrease the urgency by lowering the bladder pressure. Some people do not respond to bladder training or to medication.
For those people, bladder Botox injection can be a very effective treatment.