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Is overactive bladder linked to breathing diseases?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
There may be a connection between overactive bladder and breathing conditions. In particular, men with bladder control problems may be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This condition involves breathing stopping and starting during sleep. OSAS is the most common form of the sleep apnea. 

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