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Doctor insights on: Autoimmune Diseases And Overactive Bladder

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Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have there own set of side effects and warnings. There are no good head to head studies. Some of it is trial and error with your doctor. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Has there been any suggested correlation between mesh bladder slings and development of autoimmune disease?

Has there been any suggested correlation between mesh bladder slings and development of autoimmune disease?

No: Mesh bladder slings have not been associated with autoimmune disease to the best of my knowledge. In fact, mesh bladder slings have helped more women than they have harmed despite the flood of commercials from greedy lawyers looking to sue the manufacturer. Certainly there can be complications, but there are far more successes. ...Read more

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I've been going to the bathroom a lot more than usual. Is an overactive bladder a symptom for a certain disease?

I've been going to the bathroom a lot more than usual. Is an overactive bladder a symptom for a certain disease?

IC, UTI, stone, etc: Can be symptom of interstitial cystitis, urinary infection, anxiety, effect of caffeine, acid urine producing foods or beverages like citrus, bladder tumor, bladder diverticulum or urinary reflux. ...Read more

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How do probiotics work for ulcerative colitis? Since it is an autoimmune disease wouldn't the overactive immune system fight the probiotics?

How do probiotics work for ulcerative colitis?    Since it is an autoimmune disease wouldn't the overactive immune system fight the probiotics?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, it isn't all about the immune system - we recently are beginning to understand the role of the community of micro- organisms in the gut (the microbiome). By altering the natural composition and exposure to certain foods early in life, our immune system over-reacts to certain proteins and microbes that would otherwise be harmless. ...Read more

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How do you stop an overactive bladder quickly?

How do you stop an overactive bladder quickly?

Treat UTI if present: Exclude caffeine from diet. Try prelief to alkalinize urine. See your dr. For prescription for an anticholinergic medication such as oxybutinin er, detrol, vesicare (solifenacin) etc. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder get worse if not treated?

Can overactive bladder get worse if not treated?

Possibly: The more important issue is that the same symptoms associated with oab (overactive bladder), could be caused by other more ominous problems, such as infection, calculi or tumor. It is always wise to have significant oab assessed. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder be cured if your very young?

Overactive bladder: Yes. It begins with behavior modification and diet. Watch what you drink and how much and when. Stop fluid intake at 6 or 7 pm. Limit caffeine intake. ...Read more

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Can you suggest medicine for overactive bladder?Plz...

Can you suggest medicine for overactive bladder?Plz...

Same as urge leakage: Overactive bladder is prelude to urge incontinence. As such your doctor can offer you any number of antimuscarinics such as oxybutynin. However, they're all reasonably effective w/o any particular one being significantly better than another. Check out http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/2012/06/whats-best-medicine-to-treat-urinary.Html for recent study looking at this class of medications. ...Read more

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Could an overactive bladder be a sign of something more serious?

Could an overactive bladder be a sign of something more serious?

Not likely: But occasionally it may be a symptom of something more serious. A thorough evaluation by a Urogynecologist will help identify the cause and best options for treatment. ...Read more

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How common is overactive bladder in teens?

Overactive Bladder: Incidence is not clear but can happen, rule out the cause. ...Read more

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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more