There are several risk factors for overactive bladder (OAB), such as certain lifestyle issues, medications, and medical conditions. Factors that increase your risk for OAB or make overactive bladder symptoms worse include the following:
Lifestyle and medications:
Also, as we grow older, our risk of developing overactive bladder increases. But that doesn't mean we have to accept overactive bladder symptoms as "a normal part of growing older." Treatment is available. Talk to your doctor if you think you might have overactive bladder. If you're not sure whether your symptoms are due to overactive bladder, take our Overactive Bladder Assessment Questionnaire and talk to your doctor.
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