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Nocturia And Overactive Bladder
Published 2012 · Medicine
The relationship between overactive bladder (OAB) and nocturia is not well understood. Research has been hampered because of difficulties presented by the definitions of both conditions as well as the lack of methods for discerning the difference between voiding during sleep hours because of awakening for some other reason and voiding after being awakened by urgency, the cardinal symptom of OAB. Notwithstanding these difficulties, it seems clear that OAB is a major risk factor in both men and women for having nocturia, but the converse is not true – only about one-third of nocturics have OAB.