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Why are women more prone to overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Women are more than four times more likely to suffer from overactive bladder than men. This is due to changing hormones and the trauma experienced during pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, women have smaller bladders and are more inclined to have urinary tract infections.

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