The need to pee continuously suddenly that is an unbearable bladder known by the name of the overactive bladder (OAB).
What is an overactive bladder?
Normally, the urine generated by the kidneys will flow and be stored in the bladder. Once fully filled, the nerve will send a signal to the brain that you should immediately go to the toilet. Then, the nerve will transmit signals in the muscles around the base of the pelvis, urethra, and bladder to push water out through the opening of the urethra and out of the body.
Overactive bladder is a condition that occurs when the bladder is working too active. This then raises the need to pee suddenly, when the bladder is not filled enough urine to be discarded.
OAB occurs due to the muscles around the bladder contracting accidentally.
Many times need to pee, but a little discharge
Many of us encounter in public complaints often want to pee, but a little discharge. Such complaints arise due to an infection of the urinary tract caused by a microorganism. The most common cause is E Coli, a microorganism found in human feces.
Urinary tract infections often occur in women. One cause is the urinary tract (urethra) woman is shorter so the germs easily pass through the pathway to the bladder. Urinary tract infections in men are less common.
Risk factors that affect urinary tract infections:
- Length of urethra. Women have a shorter urethra than men, so they are more easily infected.
- Hormonal factors like menopause.
- Use of a catheter.
- Not maintain cleanliness.
- Drinking less water.
Causes of the need to pee continuously (Overactive Bladder)
Nervous system abnormalities (neurological disorders)
Some of the problems with the nerves that cause the OAB, among others:
- Parkinson’s disease (progressive disorders of the nervous system that affects mobility ability)
- Multiple Sclerosis (immune system problems affecting nerve cells in the muscles and spine)
- Stroke (disruption of brain function due to obstructed or unfulfilled blood intake).
Some conditions cause damage to the nerve so the OAB can occur, including:
- Complications of diabetes that have damaged nerves (diabetic neuropathy)
- Children born with neural tube defects
- Presence of infection in the brain or spinal cord
- Trauma to the back, pelvis or stomach due to injury or surgery.
Urinary tract infections (UTI)
UTI can increase muscle activity of the bladder, thereby triggering the feeling of persistent urination. Other symptoms include pain and burning sensation during small bowel movements. (Read above).
Blockage in the bladder
The presence of stones, enlarged prostate, or tumors in the bladder can stimulate the muscle contraction of the bladder. This leads to the feeling of wanting to urinate frequently, but the secreted urine flow is very slow or weak.
Pregnancy and menopause
The fetus in the uterus makes pressure on the bladder. These pressures stimulate the bladder muscles to contract and push urine out. Conditions cause pregnant women so often urinate and sometimes can not be controlled.
Tips to Control Your Feeling Need to Pee Continue
If you have Overactive Bladder (OAB), some foods and beverages can make big changes in your symptoms. There is no OAB diet, but sometimes what you drink or eat can worsen the symptoms.
First water as you drink. Caffeine in coffee may worsen the overactive bladder.
Staying hydrated is crucial for overall health. But for people with OAB, choosing how much and when drinking time is crucial. Since we used to be informed, it is important to drink eight glasses a day. However, healthy people may not need that much plain water. The American Urogynecologic Society suggests drinking water while you are thirsty.
Here are tips for managing your fluid intake:
- Give a pause of fluid intake throughout the day, drinking water in between meals.
- Unless you are exercising, do not bring a large water bottle.
- Fill your cup or glass half or use a small cup.
- Drink water little by little, do not directly drink much at a time.
- If you drink enough water, your urine will be light yellow or almost colorless.
- Remember that you also get fluid intake from other foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and soups.
But keep in mind, if you drastically reduce the fluid that seems to be a good way to control the pee, drinking too little will cause urine concentration and risky urinary tract infections. Meet your doctor if you experience pain or burning sensation during urination, or if the urine is cloudy, dark, or smelly strong.