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How Much Do You Know About an Overactive Bladder?

Overactive bladder is a health problem that can affect your daily life. It can cause you to feel depressed, guilty, and tired from not sleeping well. You may have to miss work and may struggle with personal relationships.

1. Going to the bathroom more than 8 times a day is normal.
2. Certain types of medicine can cause OAB.
3. Overactive bladder is just another name for incontinence, or people who lose control of their bladder and "wet" themselves.
4. Overactive bladder is only a problem for older women.
5. Only older women have loss of bladder control during exercise.
6. Cutting back on the amount of fluids you drink is a good way to limit how often you need to use the bathroom.
7. Bladder problems do not really affect intimate relationships.
8. Bladder control problems can affect how well you do your job and how much you enjoy social activities.
9. Not much can be done for overactive bladder.
Online Medical Reviewer: Brown, Kim, APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Greenstein, Marc, DO
Date Last Reviewed: 11/1/2016
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