Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)?

A group of urinary symptoms associated with involuntary urine leakage caused by a sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate.

What causes OAB?

OAB can have many causes, including issues like high urine production, incomplete bladder emptying, abnormal urinary tract, or interrupted communication pathways between the bladder muscle (detrusor) and nervous system.

What symptoms are associated with OAB?

The main symptoms include a sudden urge to urinate, urinating frequently (more than 8 times in 24 hours), disrupted sleep due to a frequent urge to urinate, urination accidents, and lifestyle alterations to avoid accidents. See More on OAB symptoms.

How do I know if I have OAB?

Only a medical professional can properly diagnose your symptoms, but if you experience common OAB symptoms on a regular, frequent basis, you could have OAB.

Is OAB a normal part of aging?

Contrary to common belief, OAB is not a normal part of aging. It is more common among women than men over the age of 40, but anyone can be affected.

Is OAB a common condition?

Yes. Approximately 37 million adults in the US suffer from OAB compared to 25 million adults in the US with diabetes and 22 million with vision problems.1

Who is Restore My Control?

Restore My Control is an organization that matches dedicated OAB specialists with patients who need access to advanced treatment options for OAB.

What is a Restore My Control Recognized Specialist?

To become a Restore My Control Recognized Specialist, physicians must meet these three criteria: (1) Be an OAB and Incontinence Specialist, (2) be trained in the latest OAB technologies and, (3) be compassionate with a patient-first approach. Find out more about Restore My Control Recognized Specialists .

How do I contact a Restore My Control Patient Navigator?

Click here to contact us or give us a call at (855) 236-1121

What treatment options are available to me?

Once you’ve been matched with an OAB specialist, they will review your medical history, diagnose your condition, and help you choose the best treatment options available. Treatments vary from patient-to-patient.

How do I know which treatment is right for me?

Your OAB Specialist will carefully review your medical history and monitor your condition and lifestyle goals to determine treatment. Learn more about OAB treatment options

How do I find an OAB specialist?

You are free to see any Restore My Control Specialist. We will help you find a physician that is close by, accepts your insurance and then connect you for preferred scheduling. Start by taking the quiz to see if you qualify for advanced treatment with a Restore My Control specialist.

Citation

  1. Stewart WF, Van Rooyen JB, Cundiff GW, et al. Prevalence and burden of overactive bladder in the United States. World J Urol. 2003;20(6):327-336.