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What nervous system conditions are linked to overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
The bladder, urethra, and pelvic floor muscles are responsible for proper bladder control, but the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) is just as important. Conditions of the nervous system can affect urination and cause symptoms of overactive bladder. These conditions include:

• Spinal cord injuries

• Parkinson's disease

• Stroke

• Multiple sclerosis

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