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Can Overactive Bladder Occur In Teens
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Two main categories: The two main categories of medications to treat OAB are anticholinergics and beta-3 adrenergic medications. In the US, the anticholinergics are the largest class and include: oxybutinin, tolteridine, solifenicin, trospium3 agonist, mirabegron. Other medications that are sometimes used are antispasmodics, urinary analgesics and tricyclic antidepressants. ...Read more
Sometimes a specific: Cause can be found and addressed. Often effective treatment is available even if the root cause is not understood or changeable. Start by talking to your pcp. Consult a urogynecologist or urologist if needed. I hope you find some relief. ...Read more
Treatable: Overactive bladder cannot usually be cured but the symptoms can often be controlled by medication and other methods. Dietary measures such as decreasing acid and caffeine sometimes helps. There can be underlying causes which if addressed can help. A visit to a urologist will be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be to a degree..: Azo can ease the over-sensitivity of bladder and urethral lining so to decrease urgency and frequency but to a widely variable degree. More on trouble in urination? Peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with the urologist so to reach better care. ...Read more
Oab vs IC: Overactive bladder symptoms are urgency as the bladder fills. The individual will have symptoms of urgency which are relieved by emptying the bladder. Individuals with ic will have urgency & frequency with pain. They often continue to have sympyoms after emptying the bladder. The cause of ic is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OAB: Overactive bladder is generally not treated with surgery but instead is more of a nerve issue so modulating the nerves that control bladder function is how we treat OAB. This could be medications, nerve stimulation or Botox or some combination of these. Initial treatment voiding on a schedule only when you say to go and not giving in to abnormal urges (bladder training). ...Read more
OAB: Overactive bladder is generally not treated with surgery but instead is more of a nerve issue so modulating the nerves that control bladder function is how we treat OAB. This could be medications, nerve stimulation or Botox or some combination of these. Initial treatment voiding on a schedule only when you say to go and not giving in to abnormal urges (bladder training). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No they are not: Urinary incontinence indicates uncontrolled urinary wetting. Due to neurologic or anatomic causes. Also functional bed-wetting ; senility. Overactive bladder manifests by urinary frequency >8x/day. Feeling of sudden urge to urinate which, if ignored will result in wetting (urge incontinence) ; nocturia (waking 2 or more times at night to urinate. ...Read more
Urge incontinence: Overactive bladder is defined as urinary urgency (an intense need to urinate) urinary frequency (urinating more than seven times daily) and nocturia which means waking up frequently to urinate. People with overactive bladder often also have urge urinary incontinence which is a loss of urine with an intence urge to urinate that can not be postponed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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