I feel the need to urinate more frequently than ever. I’ve had bladder infections, and it’s not that. So what is it?

Watch your weight to make OAB less likely to occur; being in the top third of body mass index range increases your risk. You can also take these steps to eliminate or prevent OAB:

Most likely it’s overactive bladder (OAB). It occurs when the muscles of the bladder involuntarily contract, making the urge to urinate more frequent than normal. There’s a dry and wet version: If you can make it to the bathroom in time, that’s dry (or stress incontinence); if you have any leakage, that’s wet (or urge incontinence).

  • Do Kegel exercises, which, because of their neighborliness, are good for both urination and intimacy!
  • Limit your fluid intake before bedtime
  • Go to the bathroom twice before bedtime
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, citrus juices, and carbonated beverages
  • Avoid spicy and acidic foods