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Do problems with walking and movement contribute to overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Problems with walking and movement may lead to overactive bladder symptoms. With stress incontinence, urine leaks due to certain movements such as exercising or laughing. Stress incontinence is very common with women. It is caused when movements put pressure on the bladder. Bladder control problems may also be caused by diseases that limit movement. For instance, arthritis may affect urinary health. 

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