Many, many women have urinary incontinence. They often suffer in silence because they are too embarrassed to seek help.
It is not clear what causes overactive bladder but those affected have a frequent urge to urinate and can experience leakage before they can make it to the toilet.
Cutting down on caffeinated drinks, as well as alcohol can help, but some people will need medical treatment of surgery.
The condition overactive bladder is different to stress incontinence, when the pelvic floor muscles are too weak causing leaks with coughing and laughing.