OAB (Overactive Bladder)
Overactive bladder syndrome or OAB is a condition of the urinary system that causes a sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate. These urges come either during the day or at nighttime. When a person has OAB, they will often suddenly head for the toilet because the urges come suddenly and without any other signs. In some cases, if the urge comes when the person’s bladder is full, there may be some leakage, something that makes OAB a source of embarrassment for those with it.
Urge incontinence is a common symptom of OAB that presents as the involuntary loss of urine when OAB urges come. Between 40 percent and 70 percent of urinary incontinence cases are linked to overactive bladder.