9 Ways to Take Charge of Overactive Bladder

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Padmini Mangunta on Dec 17, 2009 at 3:56PM

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9 Ways to Take Charge of Overactive Bladder

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Drink Smart

Even if you’re living with overactive bladder, you can still be in control of your life. It starts with simple lifestyle changes.

You may be tempted to drink as little as possible. But limiting fluids too much can lead to dehydration and even worsen overactive bladder symptoms by concentrating your urine and irritating your bladder — you may end up having to urinate more urgently and frequently.

A better tactic is to learn which beverages to limit, such as coffee and alcohol, and how to time your fluid intake to best manage your overactive bladder.

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