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Does aging cause overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
As you grow older, you have a higher risk of developing overactive bladder. You also are more susceptible to diseases and disorders that can contribute to other problems with bladder function, such as enlarged prostate in men and diabetes. Although common among older adults, an overactive bladder is not considered a normal part of aging.

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