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Causes of Overactive Bladder

Causes of Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder is caused by inappropriate contraction of the bladder muscle. It can be due to aging, or due to an existing health condition such as an enlarged prostate, tumor, or neurological disorder.

Common Causes of Overactive Bladder

Following is a list of common causes of Overactive Bladder:

  • Detrusor muscle overactivity due to neurogenic, myogenic or idiopathic factors
  • Insulin dependent diabetes
  • Arthritis related
  • Elderly age group more than 75 years of age

Other Causes of Overactive Bladder

Following is a list of other causes of Overactive Bladder:

  • Individuals on oral hormone-replacement therapy
  • Individuals with an increased BMI
  • Chronic depression

Overactive Bladder: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Overactive Bladder: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Overactive Bladder?

Causes: Overactive Bladder: The symptoms of overactive bladder are most often caused by the involuntary contracting of the bladder muscles and the inability of the urinary sphincter (the muscle that holds back the flow of urine) to stay tight enough to prevent leakage of urine. Many conditions can contribute to the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary tract infection, enlarged prostate, constipation, and an excessive fluid intake, especially when combined with alcohol and/or caffeine.

Related information on causes of Overactive Bladder:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Overactive Bladder may be found in:


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