Can overactive bladder damage my relationships?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
In addition to being a significant inconvenience, bladder control problems can threaten or damage your relationships. To avoid wetting accidents, you may avoid social gatherings, stop participating in activities you previously enjoyed and withdraw from people. Physical intimacy may also become challenging. If you don't talk to family and close friends about your condition, they may grow frustrated when you decline invitations or by your constant trips to the bathroom.

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