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What is an overactive bladder? This condition - more common in older women - is characterized by an urgent and frequent need to urinate and sometimes results in some leakage of urine before reaching a bathroom. This condition is often successfully treated with behavior modifications and bladder retraining, but can sometimes require additional treatments. Janet Tomezsko, MD, Urogynecologist at NorthShore, walks us through the common techniques for treating an overactive bladder:
How much liquid do you drink on a daily basis? Do you find that you have to go to the bathroom more frequently when you don’t regulate your intake?