Overactive bladder (OAB) is a syndrome that consists of urinary urgency, with or without urgency urinary incontinence, usually with urinary frequency and nocturia, in the absence of causative infection or pathologic conditions and suggestive of underlying detrusor overactivity. OAB is common, affecting millions of individuals worldwide. In the United States, around 1 out of 7 people have OAB.
OAB significantly impairs quality of life, as it affects sleep and leads to notable psychological effects that include fear, depression, shame, and guilt. Individuals with OAB often develop coping strategies to manage or hide their problems; these strategies and OAB symptoms themselves commonly affect interactions with friends, colleagues, and families.
Are you familiar with key aspects of this common condition, as well as the latest guidelines and best practices for diagnosis and management? Refresh and test your knowledge of OAB with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Bradley Schwartz. Fast Five Quiz: Overactive Bladder - Medscape - Sep 25, 2020.