6 Mistakes People Make With Overactive Bladder

Living with Overactive Bladder

Living with an overactive bladder (OAB) can be embarrassing and frustrating. It can cause a sudden, urgent and frequent need to urinate or even cause incontinence. People often suffer in silence. But overactive bladder affects about 33 million Americans, many of them women, so if you do have an overactive bladder, you’re not alone. There are ways to manage the condition, but you might be working against yourself without realizing it. Here are 6 mistakes some people with overactive bladder make.

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