A recent study showed that men suffer with overactive bladder as much as women. Overactive bladder is a condition whereby your bladder just doesn’t want to hold on. You don’t seem to have any room in that bladder for any reasonable amount of fluid. This means you are always on the looking for the toilet. Going to unfamiliar places will make you feel anxious and worried that you will be caught short.
You may worry about drinking more than one drink which makes social situations difficult. Everyone else having another cup of tea? not you! no way….that fluid goes right through you.
Nights can be terrible, waking up every few hours to empty the bladder.
But it doesn’t have to be like this. You can be taught how to take control again. We call it “bladder training”. Don’t be afraid to come forward for help. It doesn’t take much time to learn how the bladder should work, how and why it went wrong, how to work your pelvic floor muscles and how to use those muscles to help you take control again.