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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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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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Can you tell me if there is something to help an overactive bladder + alcohol?

Can you tell me if there is something to help an overactive bladder + alcohol?

Yes: You can either avoid alcohol for about a month, drink plenty of water, and perhaps your bladder will regain its lining. Medication: OTC urinary bladder infection medications like AZO. Another option is to take anticholinergics such as oxybutynin or tolterodine. ...Read more

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Can you suggest something to help an overactive bladder + alcohol?

Can you suggest something to help an overactive bladder + alcohol?

EtOH = diuretic: Since alcohal is a diuretic and accelerates urine production, it is logical that you should avoid alcohal if you have an "overactive" bladder. Plus, there is a lot of data coming out now that should dispel the the current recommendation that alittle bit of alcohal (eg a glass or two of wine daily) is beneficial - in fact, we should all probably avoid alcohal completely. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does water help an overactive bladder?

Interested to know how does water help an overactive bladder?

Doesn't really: While drinking water is good for your kidneys and overall health, it has no particular effect on an overactive bladder other than exaggerating bladder symptoms due to increasing bladder activity ...Read more

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What natural methods can I use to help control an overactive bladder?

What natural methods can I use to help control an overactive bladder?

Pelvic or Kegel exer: Exercises can be helpful when struggling with overactive bladder. A behavioral method called bladder retraining drills can also be very effective. Ask your primary doctor or a gynecologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Hi docs. I need help with overactive bladder problem?

Overactive bladder : Is treatable condition. It is best evaluated by computerized urodinamic studies. Talk to your gynecologist who will run the test and prescribe medication. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I see for help for an overactive bladder?

What kind of doctor do I see for help for an overactive bladder?

Start with PCP: You can start with your primary care provider or ob/gyn. If initial therapies are unsuccessful then further investigation may be warranted. A specialist such as a urologist or urogynecologist may be necessary. Further investigation may include urodynamic studies, cystoscopy, imaging studies and laboratory investigation such as a urine cytology. ...Read more

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Overactive Bladder (Definition)

Urinary frequency and urgency that is bothersome. This can also occur with incontinence at times. In other words, if you are going to void more than you think you should and this is bothersome to you, it ...Read more


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