Overactive Bladder Specialist

Total Women's Care

Priyabala Ramaiah , MD

Gynecologist & Robotic Surgeon located in Canton, OH

If you have an overactive bladder that squeezes out urine at inopportune times, gynecologist and robotics surgeon Dr. Priyabala Ramaiah and the experienced medical team at Total Women’s Care in Canton, Ohio, can help. She uses revolutionary MonaLisa Touch® and prescription medications to counteract overactive bladder, help avoid embarrassing situations, and improve your quality of life. Call today to learn more, or use the online scheduling tool.

Overactive Bladder

What is overactive bladder?

Overactive bladder is a condition that occurs when your bladder leaks urine at the wrong time. If you have two or more of the following symptoms, you may have overactive bladder:

  • A strong need to urinate suddenly without warning
  • Leaking urine accidentally after a strong urge to urinate
  • Urinating eight or more times daily or two or more times at night

Having an overactive bladder may cause you to isolate yourself from others, avoid going out in public, and can drastically hinder your quality of life.

What are the risk factors for overactive bladder?

The cause of overactive bladder isn’t always entirely clear, but risk factors for developing this condition may include:

  • Increased age
  • Cognitive decline
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Drinking caffeine or alcohol
  • Drinking too much fluid
  • Nerve disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Taking certain medications
  • Urinary tract infections

Treatments are available to reduce symptoms of overactive bladder, regardless of the cause.

What are the treatments for overactive bladder?

Dr. Ramaiah and her team use the following treatments to ease symptoms of overactive bladder and improve your quality of life:

MonaLisa Touch®

MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary laser treatment that rejuvenates vaginal tissue to improve gynecological conditions, including overactive bladder and urinary incontinence. A small probe delivers laser energy into soft vaginal tissue to rejuvenate cells.

Dr. Ramaiah completes this minimally invasive procedure, which takes just five minutes, right in the office. Patients tolerate its use well with few side effects and no downtime. Ask the medical staff at Total Women’s Care more about this innovative treatment for overactive bladder.

Medications

Dr. Ramaiah may also prescribe medications that relax the bladder, to ease symptoms of overactive bladder and reduce urine leaks associated with it.

Natural remedies

At Total Women’s Care, the medical staff believes in using natural remedies to treat women’s health conditions whenever possible. Natural remedies that may work to relieve symptoms of overactive bladder include:

  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Limiting caffeine and alcohol
  • Bladder training techniques

Dr. Ramaiah lets you know how to complete pelvic floor and bladder training exercises and offers tips about maintaining a healthy weight.

When you’re ready to reduce or eliminate overactive bladder symptoms once and for all, call Total Women’s Care today, or use the online scheduling tool.