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Bladder Training Tips to Reduce Bathroom Trips

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Overactive bladder

by Anne Harding

It's important to go the bathroom when you need to. "Holding it" can actually stretch your bladder, making it difficult to empty it completely.

But there's such a thing as going too often. (The norm is around seven bathroom trips daily.)

An overactive bladder contracts abnormally, triggering the urge to urinate too often. This can lead to urge incontinence, which occurs when you suddenly feel a strong urge to urinate but don't make it to the bathroom in time.

The good news is that bladder training can help. Here's how.

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