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Why are older people more at risk of overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
As you get older, your bladder cannot hold as much urine, so you may need to go to the bathroom more often and more urgently. Older people are also more likely to have illnesses such as diabetes or prostate problems that lead to a frequent and urgent need to go. 

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