This website is intended for healthcare professionals


Lower urinary tract symptoms: Overactive bladder syndrome

Linda Nazarko explains why nurses are best placed to help women who suffer from an overactive bladder

Many women experience lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and although these can affect quality of life, only a minority of women seek help.1 This article, one of a series, explores diagnosis and treatment of overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) in primary care.

It aims to enable readers to recognise, investigate and whenever possible address OAB in women. It also aims to enable readers to recognise red flag symptoms and to act upon these. A stepwise approach is normally utilised. This article outlines the role of the nurse with this framework and explains when onward referral is appropriate.

Overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) and urge incontinence

Register now for access

Thank you for visiting Independent Nurse and reading some of our premium content. To read more, please register today. 


Already have an account? Sign in here