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learn about all of
your OAB treatment
options.

Did you know there are official OAB treatment guidelines developed by the American Urological Association (AUA) that physicians can consult when seeking the best treatment for their patients? You are probably familiar with some of these treatments, but you may not have heard about all of them. Find out what options you may have within the guidelines and start a new discussion with a specialist in order to find a treatment option that works best for you.

No single treatment is right for everyone. Chances are, a specialist may need to try several treatments — or a combination of treatments — before finding the treatment that works best for you and your lifestyle. Working with a trained specialist to find the right treatment may take a little time, but it’s worth committing to the effort to begin to improve your quality of life.

Where are you on the OAB treatment pathway?

OAB Diagnosis

A medical professional has confirmed you have OAB with symptoms of urgency, frequency and/or leakage.

Lifestyle and Dietary Adjustments

Kegel exercises, dietary and fluid intake adjustments, scheduled voiding, weight loss

Disposables

Bathroom tissue to protect undergarments, pads or pantyliners, urinary pads or adult diapers, catheters

Medications

Over-the-counter treatments: oral medications or transdermal patch

Prescription treatments: oral medications such as anticholinergics and/or beta-3 adrenergic agonist prescribed by a medical professional

Procedures
Chemodenervation

In-office procedure administered through a cystoscope. Treatment is repeated a few times a year.
Learn about a different treatment approach

Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation

Electrode nerve stimulation. Initially every week for 12 weeks, then once a month for maintenance.

Sacral Neuromodulation

Surgically implanted device typically replaced every 3-9 years.

Surgery

Cystoplasty (bladder enlargement), Urinary Diversion

As you can see, just because you’ve tried one or two approaches doesn’t mean you’ve exhausted all of your options. Don’t give up hope before you’ve asked your doctor about all possible treatment options.

Did you know?

Many patients never hear about these options because they don’t see the right type of medical professional, or they give up before having a conversation about the full range of treatment options. Ask on your first consultation about all available treatment options.

Take the first step — find an OAB specialist.

Remember, not all physicians are specifically trained to adequately treat OAB. Which is why you need to find a specialist who will outline all of your treatment options.

Don’t waste time with treatments that are not working for you. If you are not getting the results you want, find a specialist and demand a treatment that works best for you.

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    This Find an OAB Specialist tool is being provided by Allergan, Inc. ("Allergan") and the National Association for Continence solely to assist you in locating a physician who has experience with treating OAB.

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