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Do I need to seek treatment for an overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Overactive bladder is not a normal part of aging, so even if your symptoms are manageable, you should see a doctor. Only about 10 percent of people who suffer from overactive bladder see a doctor. Many do not seek treatment because they feel embarrassed or ashamed. Without treatment, many people stay at home and withdraw from life unnecessarily. Incontinence is not a disease; it is a condition that may be treated.

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