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Overactive Bladder (cont.)

Overactive Bladder Risk Factors

The most common risk factor for overactive bladder is increasing age. Approximately 20% of people over the age of 70 report symptoms suggestive of overactive bladder.

The following are other common risk factors for overactive bladder:

  • Previous stroke

  • Diabetic neuropathy

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Dementia

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Obesity

  • Multiple pregnancies

  • Prostate surgery

  • Previous pelvic surgery

Race and gender are not considered major risk factors for overactive bladder.

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