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Capsaicin For Hyperactive Bladder
I have a deformed right kidney,and hyperactive-low capacity bladder. Could my kidney affect my bladder later on? Or cause problems of its own?
Not likely: Predicting the future is hazardous, but if things are working fine now they are likely to remain stable forever. I say this with very little information about your exact situation, so ask your doctor. ...Read more
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
I have hyperactive bladder, meaning I have to urinate 20-30 times a day. I am healthy, but this makes me almost disabled. What to do? I had all tests.
See answer: Overactive Bladder (OAB) is symptom syndrome and diagnosis made when all other causes have been ruled out. If your excessive urinary frequency was associated with discomfort or pain in the bladder or pelvic region, I would want to first rule out Interstitial Cystitis. Otherwise, Rx of OAB: fluid and diet modification, antimuscarinic meds, Intravesical BoTox, or InterStim or other neuromodulation ...Read more
I have low capacity-hyperactive bladder. It's getting much worse,I can't sleep anymore,due to peeing every hour. Can't go more than hour without peein?
Yes: It blocks the release of substance p from pain fibers. ...Read more
No: In fact compounded cremes containing both medications are often used. ...Read more
Capsaicin allergy: Capsaicin is used to treat pain. Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substance that are harmless to most. Reactions may be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/capsaicin-topical-route/side-effects/DRG-20062561 ...Read more
Hot pepper chill out: Trigeminal nerve pain? Capsacain puts the hot in chili peppers and raises our pain threshold so things don't hurt as much. Some folks have reported relief. Worth a try. More common treatments are pills and procedures. Acupuncture may help. Talk with your doc for strategies that will work best for you. Hope you're feeling better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does capsaicin relieve pain? Is it simply replacing the nociceptive pain by adding a new kind of burning pain?
Substance P: Great question. While there is a burning or heat sensation after application of capsaicin, the actual reduction in pain is believed to be due to the depletion of substance P. Substance P is a neurotransmitter in the pain pathways. Decreased levels of substance P causes a decrease in the transmission of the pain signal. ...Read more