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What Causes Occasional Bladder Control Issues?

And what symptoms to look for.

What Causes Occasional Bladder Control Issues?

The material provided below is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. You should always seek medical advice before consuming any new medicines or supplements. AZO products referenced on this website are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease such as overactive bladder, urinary tract infections, or vaginal infections.

Bladder control symptoms can be inconvenient, yes, but they can also be a bit embarrassing, too. Here’s a little secret – bladder control issues are a lot more common than you think. Millions of women just like you experience occasional urgency or wake up during the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.‡‡‡

Common symptoms of a bladder control issue

  • Frequent urge to urinate.
  • Sudden urges to go to the bathroom.
  • Waking up in the middle of the night to go.

If you’re experiencing these issues, it may be time for an over-the-counter product like AZO Bladder Control® with Go-Less® or AZO Bladder Control® & Weight Management. Both include safe and drug-free ingredients to help you take control of your bladder.* Of course, you should always speak with your healthcare professional before trying any new medication or supplement.

What causes bladder control issues?

Truth is, occasional bladder control issues can happen almost anytime. During a meeting, at an event, while taking a walk outside, the school pick-up line, even just a sudden sneeze. It might even be preventing you from getting some much needed ZZZs. And the reality is, there are lots of reasons why you could be having occasional bladder control issues and a frequent urge to urinate.

You may be under the impression that bladder control issues affect only older women. That’s not the case. Although natural aging can be a factor, things like weakened pelvic muscles and menopause are all reasons for occasional bladder control issues. Even weight gain can be a factor that contributes to the issue, causing urgency even when the bladder isn’t yet full.

What is happening inside my body?

The urgency to urinate is caused by nerve signals telling you that your bladder needs to be emptied whether it is full or not. This causes your bladder muscles to contract, sending you running for the bathroom even if you just made a trip. When the muscles and tissue that help support bladder control become weak (which can happen with aging or menopause) you may feel a sensation of increased urge to go.

While these are common reasons for occasional bladder control issues, it’s always a good idea to talk with your healthcare professional to make sure nothing more serious is going on.

Find other tips for helping get bladder control back.

‡‡‡ Omnibus Bladder Consumer Study commissioned by i-Health, Inc. the distributor of AZO Bladder Control®

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