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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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