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OAB symptoms are more common as people age, but they are not a normal part of ageing. They can be treated.

If you have bothersome symptoms, it is important that you go to your doctor. Try not to be embarrassed in discussing your situation. If self-management and lifestyle changes cannot control your symptoms, your doctor may suggest drug therapy. The goal is to reduce the urgent need to urinate and the number of times you need to go, as well as to prevent leakage episodes. Drugs used for OAB are antimuscarinic drugs or mirabegron (beta-3 agonist). Together with your doctor, you can decide which type of drug treatment is best for you.

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