If you have an overactive bladder, you will probably feel an intense, urgent need to urinate. The urge may be difficult to stop and you may not make it to the restroom on time. It can lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence) . Although it’s common in older adults, an overactive bladder is not a normal part of aging. Frequent ‘accidents’ are a sure sign that something isn’t quite right, so you should speak to your GP to determine if there is a specific cause for your condition. The symptoms of an overactive bladder can cause emotional distress and depression and can affect your quality of life, but your doctor can help you with a treatment plan to get you back on track. Behavioral interventions are the first choice in managing this condition and techniques may include fluid schedules, scheduled toilet trips and pelvic floor exercises.