Botox for Overactive Bladder
Dr. Blatter helps patients with overactive bladder (OAB) through Botox treatments. Botox is a neuromuscular blocker used to medically treat certain muscular conditions, like OAB.
Many people with OAB will consider Botox if their current medications aren’t working for them or if the side effects of their current medications are too much to handle.
Are you coping with your symptoms or controlling them?
Coping with OAB symptoms and controlling them are both very different. Symptoms of OAB include leakage, urinating too often, and the sudden or strong urge to urinate.
Signs that you are just coping with your symptoms include:
- Using multiple leakage pads each day
- Planning travels around restroom locations
- Not doing things you enjoy because of leakage
- Constant worry about the problem
When should you consider Botox?
- If you’ve tried self-management options like using pads or drinking less liquids, and it doesn’t work.
- If you’ve tried oral medication and it didn’t work or it was too difficult to tolerate.
How does it work?
Botox is placed in the bladder muscle, and it helps block nerve signals that trigger OAB.
It reduces daily leakage episodes by half or more, treats the strong urge to urinate, and reduces the number of times you need to urinate each day.
For more information on Botox, or to find out if Botox is right for you, contact us today.