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- What is an overactive bladder?
- What are the causes of overactive bladder?
- Are there any risk factors for overactive bladder?
- What are overactive bladder symptoms?
- How is overactive bladder diagnosed?
- What are the treatments for an overactive bladder?
- What is the role of medications in treating overactive bladder?
- What are treatments for the chronically incontinent?
- What measures can be taken at home to prevent overactive bladder symptoms?
- What are some of the complications of overactive bladder?
- What is the prognosis for overactive bladder?
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What are some of the complications of overactive bladder?
Common complications that can result from overactive bladder include
- urinary tract infections (UTIs),
- skin irritation,
- skin infection,
- bladder stones,
- falls/fractures in elderly,
- sleep disturbances,
- negative impact on quality of life.
What is the prognosis for overactive bladder?
The overall prognosis for overactive bladder is generally good. Through a combined approach of behavioral modifications and medications, the patient can help significantly improve bladder urgency, and the quality of life of those affected by overactive bladder can substantially improve.
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