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What is overactive bladder?

(OAB; Overactive Bladder)

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I suddenly want to go to the toilet

I can't stand it

It will leak


​Symptoms of overactive bladder

Waking up several times during the night to go to the toilet

go to the toilet frequently

​If you are suffering from these symptoms,

Men and women over 40 years old14.1% (approximately 10.4 million people)

7 people 1 personThere are many patients at this rate.

​ * Edited by Japanese Society of Urinary Function Overactive Bladder Guidelines Creation Committee: “5. Epidemiology” Overactive Bladder           Guidelines 2nd edition Rich Medical Co., Ltd.: 80. Created from 2015

What is overactive bladder?

Overactive bladder refers to various causes that stimulate the nerves (parasympathetic nerves) that control the muscles around the bladder (detrusor muscle), and this nerve becomes excited, causing excessive contraction of the detrusor muscle.



​ = Cause of overactive bladder =

The causes of overactive bladder can be broadly classified into two types.

​1. neurogenic

Brain disease, spinal cord disease, cauda equina/peripheral nerve disease, etc.

​2. non-neurogenic

[←Acupuncture adaptation]

​metabolic syndrome,

Vascular endothelial dysfunction such as arteriosclerosis, etc.

Hypertension due to lifestyle-related diseases,

​*Risk factors for metabolic syndrome

The higher the number of ​ (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia),

It has been reported that there is a strong association with lower urinary tract disorders.

​Acupuncture treatment has been used to increase bladder capacity,

By suppressing bladder hypersensitivity,

Symptoms of frequent urination and urinary urgency have been improved.

Treatments for overactive bladder at our hospital include:

Putting the disease state first

Patient's QOL

(Quality of Life)

We aim to improve.

People who are prescribed medicine at the hospital

By combining acupuncture treatment

​Further improvement in symptoms is observed.

If you are worried about overactive bladder,

Please feel free to contact our hospital.

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