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How can menopause lead to overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
After menopause, a woman's body produces less estrogen. When estrogen levels are low, tissues around the vagina may thin and become irritated, which can aggravate overactive bladder symptoms. Some women may benefit from estrogen creams applied to the skin or other sources of estrogen.

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