Living With Overactive Bladder (OAB)

OAB occurs when the bladder muscle contracts involuntarily. These contractions cause symptoms that include urgency (a sudden need to urinate that is difficult to control), frequency (a need to urinate eight or more times in a day) and incontinence (leakage episodes).

More than 30 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from bothersome symptoms of OAB.
Urological conditions can have a major impact on daily life, with those affected often suffering in silence as their conditions are overlooked, misunderstood or not well managed.

Approximately 1 in 10 Americans is impacted by bothersome OAB symptoms.
Managing OAB
The American Urological Association recommends treatment for OAB following a step-wise approach.
Lifestyle Changes
Behavioral modifications can lessen or eliminate OAB symptoms. This can include dietary adjustments, use of absorbent products and bladder training.
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Medical/Pharmaceutical Treatment
A specialist (typically a urologist and/or urogynecologist) may prescribe medication to treat the symptoms of OAB, in addition to behavior changes.
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Other Treatment Therapies
If a patient does not respond to behavior therapy or medication, a healthcare provider may recommend certain procedures to prevent the bladder from contracting or to relieve symptoms or restore bladder function.
Urovant Sciences is currently investigating product candidates for the treatment of OAB and OAB symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).