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Should I drink fewer fluids to help control overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
If you have overactive bladder, drinking less may seem to be the natural remedy, but it not good to dehydrate yourself.  Instead, try eliminate drinks that may irritate the bladder such as caffeinated beverages, and reduce fluid intake when you're not going to be close to a bathroom.

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