Compassionate Womens Healthcare

Overactive Bladder

Overactive Bladder services offered in the greater Evansville, IN area

Up to 4 in 10 women struggle with an overactive bladder; that's 40%! Dedicated board-certified women’s health care nurse practitioner Amanda Phelps-Jones, WHNP-BC, specializes in treating overactive bladder and helping women get back to their lives without constantly fearing accidental urine leakage. Call the Evansville, Indiana office or book your appointment online now.

Overactive Bladder Q & A

What is an overactive bladder?

Overactive bladder is a group of symptoms caused by bladder spasms. It’s sometimes described as feeling a “gotta go” sensation frequently, sometimes followed by accidental urine leakage. 

Overactive bladder affects about 33 million Americans today and up to 40% of all women. It can be a frustrating and inconvenient problem that may keep you from enjoying normal activities. Fortunately, an overactive bladder is treatable. 

What are the signs of an overactive bladder? 

Many people with overactive bladder say it feels like their bladder is always quivering. Overactive bladder causes symptoms like:

  • Sudden overwhelming need to urinate
  • Urinating more frequently (more than eight times in a 24-hour period)
  • Urine leakage (urge incontinence) when you can’t get to the bathroom immediately
  • Waking up at least twice during the night to urinate (nocturia)

Overactive bladder and bladder pain syndrome have similar symptoms, so they’re often confused. But, with bladder pain syndrome, you’re much less likely to have urge incontinence and more likely to have bladder pain. 

While the symptoms of an overactive bladder aren’t life-threatening, they definitely threaten your quality of life; which, is of the utmost importance to Amanda to help you improve.  

What does overactive bladder treatment involve?

At Compassionate Women's Healthcare, Amanda Phelps-Jones, WHNP-BC will develop a customized treatment plan for overactive bladder, just for you. Amanda understands that women with overactive bladders often have to be hyper-aware of where all the bathrooms are, wear pads to catch urine leaks, and even avoid certain activities because they’re worried about their bladder.

Her goal is to get you comfortable and help you feel confident so you can get your life back. The specific treatment approach varies with every woman. Still, a few of the proven therapies Amanda often prescribes are:

  • Diet changes: moderating the amount of caffeine, alcohol, and other bladder stimulants
  • Bladder training exercises
  • Medication to help reduce bladder spasms
  • Pelvic floor therapy

There are also other advanced treatments to alter the way your bladder works. Amanda discusses all the options with you and helps you choose an appropriate approach for your needs and lifestyle. 

You don’t have to suffer from overactive bladder symptoms any longer. Warm and compassionate provider Amanda Phelps-Jones, WHNP-BC, understands what you’re going through, and she’s here to help. Book your appointment through online scheduling or call the office today.