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Capsaicin For Hyperactive Bladder
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
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 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
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!: Capsaicin is the active component of chili peppers, which are plants belonging to the genus capsicum.While initially making tissue coming in contact have a burning sensation, it eventually relieves pain by expending substance p, from nerves! a good paper:dray a (1992)."mechanism of action of capsaicin-like molecules on sensory neurons". Life sci. 51 (23):1759–65 in a rheumatology-good arthritis rx. ...Read more
Why: Capsaicin cream applied topically may help joint and muscle pain. Taking extra capsaicin orally has no proven health benefit. Capsaicin is what gives peppers their "heat." yes, the tongue can quickly adapt to eating spicy foods if that is what you mean. When applying topical capsaicin, be careful as the applying finger should be kept away from the eyes and vulvovaginal areas. ...Read more
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