An overwhelming feeling of wanting to urinate can be caused by a condition called overactive bladder. This condition can develop over time so people may gradually adjust their lifestyle to cope with the problem. However, these adjustments can be so radical as to affect quality of life.

Many studies have shown that people affected by overactive bladder can be reluctant to discuss the problem. This happens because they are embarrassed or perhaps they accept the situation as normal for them at their particular age. In other cases people may find it difficult to accept that such a sensitive bodily function could be failing.

Overactive bladder is caused when one of the muscles in the bladder does not function properly. There is a range of options available to treat this.

In this clinic we discuss the background to bladder problems and some of the solutions that may be offered to you when you visit your doctor to seek advice.