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Dr. Bruce Frantz
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Bladder Diseases (Overview)

Any imaginable conditions that affect and impair bladder ability to quietly store urine for convenience and to timely and comfortably squeeze urine for its emptying are considered as bladder diseases, which may be caused by infection, nerve damage, drug, surgery, trauma, aging, autoimmune conditions, etc.


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Is there a danger to my life from bladder diseases?

Is there a danger to my life from bladder diseases?

Yes: Although no one should suffer a fatality from a simple bladder/urinary tract infection; if left untreated something simple can lead to a systemic blood infection and become potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Frantz
25 doctors shared insights

Bladder Diseases (Overview)

Any imaginable conditions that affect and impair bladder ability to quietly store urine for convenience and to timely and comfortably squeeze urine for its emptying are considered as bladder diseases, which may be caused by infection, nerve damage, drug, surgery, trauma, aging, autoimmune conditions, etc.


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Can internal bleeding be a symptom of bladder disease?

Can internal bleeding be a symptom of bladder disease?

Hematuria : Blood in urine can be a symptom of bladder or kidney disease. If this is what u mean by internal bleeding. Bladder causes of blood in urine can be;- infection/cystitis, bladder tumor, bladder stone & interstitial cystitis. Majority of non-smoking patients with blood in urine from bladder causes do not have a serious medical problem. However u should seek medical advice. ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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What are some symptoms of gall bladder disease?

What are some symptoms of gall bladder disease?

Pain with food: Many patients report pain in their upper abdomen that runs along their rib margin on the right with occasional upper back pain - mostly with fatty/rich food (fried food, ice cream, even creamy salad dressing...). In more severe cases, you can have yellow eyes, darkened urine, light colored stool that floats in the toilet... Time to see a doc if you have some of the sx listed. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

No: Diarrhea is not a sign of gallbladder disease. Diarrhea can occur in some patients after having the gallbladder surgically removed, due to excessive bile release into the intestines. Sometimes this is temporary and resolves in time. If diarrhea is persistent, it can usually be treated by taking Cholestyramine once or twice daily. You should see your doctor to rule out other potential causes. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Can holistic doctors treat gall bladder disease?

Can holistic doctors treat gall bladder disease?

No, not really: No "gallbladder flush". With or without gallbladder disease, healthy balanced diet is best. If you have gallbladder disease definitive and demonstrated treatment is surgery. The fear of occult "liver packed with gallstones" is really unsubstantiated and not supported. These links may assist: http://goo.Gl/6iiah and http://goo.Gl/1c7et and http://goo.Gl/5l7ya. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Is there a danger to my life from bladder diseases?

Yes: Although no one should suffer a fatality from a simple bladder/urinary tract infection; if left untreated something simple can lead to a systemic blood infection and become potentially life threatening. ...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