Overactive Bladder Specialist

UroGyn Specialists of Florida

Gynecologists & Urogynecologists located in Orlando, FL & Lake Mary, FL

Overactive bladder is a very common problem among Orlando, and Kissimmee residents today. The urogynecologists at UroGyn Specialists of Florida are here to help patients beat the problem at last.

Overactive Bladder Q & A

What Is Overactive Bladder?

An overactive bladder is one of the conditions often seen in urinary diseases. When people feel the need to urinate even when the bladder is not full, they

may have an overactive bladder. This urge to urinate may even make the muscles in the bladder contract enough that urine is leaked prematurely.

Is Overactive Bladder a Common Condition?

Yes, overactive bladder impacts as many as 40 percent of women in the U.S. today. It is more common in females than in males.

What Are the Risk Factors for Overactive Bladder?

Women, especially those of menopause age or older, are at a higher risk for overactive bladder than men. Males with an enlarged prostate gland may have an increased risk for overactive bladder. Any person who suffers from a disease of the brain or central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease, has an increased risk for overactive bladder. People who regularly ingest beverages and foods that cause bladder irritation, such as caffeinated beverages and very spicy foods, are more likely to suffer from overactive bladder.

What Are the Signs of an Overactive Bladder?

The strongest indicator of overactive bladder is having a sudden urination urge even though the bladder is not full. While the bladder may have little urine in it, this urge can be overpowering, so urine leakage is another common indicator that overactive bladder may be present. While overactive bladder does not normally cause pain, it does cause a feeling of pressure.

What Is the Treatment For Overactive Bladder?

The first line of defense against overactive bladder is lifestyle changes. If the overactive bladder happens when eating certain foods or drinking certain beverages, these things should be eliminated. The patient can keep a diary of urination times and should consider having a specific schedule for urination. The doctor can also prescribe medications that can help control the urge to urinate, if necessary.

Billling & Insurance

UroGyn Specialists of Florida accepts most major insurance plans. Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you on the day of your appointment. Contact your primary care physician to obtain a referral from your insurance carrier, if it is required by your insurance. If this referral is not obtained by the time of your visit, you will be rescheduled. Additionally, under the rules of all HMO and PPO policies, patients will be responsible for paying their co-payment at the time of the appointment.

Referrals are needed for the following insurances:

  • HMO's
  • Tricare
  • FHHS Rosen (every six months)
  • Wellcare (yearly)

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