Overactive Bladder and Urge Incontinence
Overactive bladder and urge incontinence are different names for the same condition. This condition causes a sudden urge to urinate, followed by involuntarily urinating. It is a treatable condition.
- It is estimated that one in eleven people in the U.S. has an overactive bladder (urge incontinence).
- Having an overactive bladder (urge incontinence) is not considered a normal part of aging.
- An overactive bladder (urge incontinence) can cause a person to urinate more frequently, including at nighttime.