09 Oct UGSA Bladder Training Information Sheet
If you have problems with going to the toilet frequently, if you can’t hold on when you get the urge or if you leak urine with urgency, bladder training (BT) is one of the strategies you can use to regain bladder control.
Many women who have an overactive bladder (OAB) have developed bad bladder habits in order to minimise their symptoms. Defensive voiding, or going “just in case”, means that the bladder is never allowed to hold onto a normal amount of urine. Over time, the bladder capacity shrinks as a result and can make the problem worse. BT aims to increase the time between each void and therefore, ultimately, increase the amount of urine the bladder is able to comfortably hold.