An overactive bladder (also referred to as irritable bladder syndrome) is a stressful and annoying condition for anyone who has to endure the side effects associated with it. Stressful because for most, at any given moment, you will feel a sudden urge to have to urinate. Those with this condition will also find that they are excusing themselves to go to the restroom to urinate more frequently than others, sometimes, even leaking urine before arriving. People who have an overactive bladder are not alone and they should seek medical help. There are bladder control methods and medications on the market that can successfully eliminate many of the urges and frequencies associated with the condition.