Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 13–19

Conservative Management and Behavioral Modifications for Overactive Bladder

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11884-010-0076-1

Cite this article as:
Khan, A. & Anger, J.T. Curr Bladder Dysfunct Rep (2011) 6: 13. doi:10.1007/s11884-010-0076-1

Abstract

Overactive bladder is a chronic condition that has significant effects on quality of life. Management of this condition often emphasizes the use of anticholinergic therapy. However, there are often intolerable side effects that result in poor compliance with these medications. Conservative management and behavioral modification are effective management tools as initial therapies or in conjunction with medical therapy. This review focuses on nonpharmacologic therapies and their role in the management of overactive bladder.

Keywords

Overactive bladderConservative managementBehavioral modification

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterBeverly HillsUSA