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Why is emotional distress a complication of overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Overactive bladder often leads to emotional distress because you may feel embarrassed and anxious by possible leaks. The condition can also cause you to isolate yourself or withdraw at work and from social activities, interpersonal relationships and sexual relations.

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