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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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/25/2014

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