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2. OAB is Chronic and Permanent
While OAB can last for years, proactive management can drastically reduce the symptoms — maybe eliminate them entirely. Although you can’t cure the condition overnight, there are several steps you can take right now to alleviate your discomfort and train your bladder to hold more for longer.
A few lifestyle adjustments can go far, especially improvements to your diet and regular Kegel exercises. Also, anti-muscarinic drugs can give your management plan a big boost, so the sooner you see your doctor about your symptoms, the sooner you can find a medication that can bring them under control.