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Herbal Supplements For An Overactive Bladder
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
Some claims: But nothing that has been shown to be effective in careful clinical trials. Start by seeing your pcp, gyn or a urogynecologist. ...Read more
Several: Urinary urgency & frequency are common problems. The exact cause is often unknown. Treatment includes avoiding foods known to irritate the bladder, pelvic floor / bladder training, & medication. In some patient neuromodulation of the bladder is necessary to treat the symptoms. More http://www.Drjkm.Com/services-2/female-pelvic-medicine-reconstructive-surgeryurogynecology/#bladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a c-section a better alternative for women with an overactive bladder? No incontinence, just overactive.
Medical + nonmedical: In addition to Detrol (tolterodine) (instead of) there are many, many different "anti-cholinergic" medications that have a fewer side effects (but they may be more expensive or not covered by your insurance). There are also nonmedical aids, including avoiding certain types of foods and bladder stimulants (eg, caffeine) and timed voiding (keep you bladder less full). Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Support immunity 1st: Yes, but seeing a doctor who practices holistic or functional medicine is the best way to manage non-pharmacological approaches to hypothyroidism. Most hypothyroidism results from an imbalanced immune system (th1/th2 imbalance) and adrenal stress. In some cases, it may be corrected without medication. When using medications, consider all your options, including natural thyroid replacement. ...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
Is there any effective natural treatments and / or diets for bladder retention caused by enlarged prostate and a "lazy"bladder.?
Empty regularly: Voiding on a schedule every 2 hours and limiting caffiene can be very helpful. There are many medications and other treatments available so check with your caregiver if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more
Several options: The treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole), radioactive iodine (rai), or surgery. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. If you opt for surgery, make sure the surgeon is an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Natural: Cysts are, so make them you shall" yoda md if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome weight loss can help. For homeopathy i suggest http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=hmgibogu8q0 if having pain issues its probably not the cysts, stop caffiene and see a doc specializing in pelvic pain. ...Read more
Is it safe or beneficial to take pyridium (phenazopyridine) for interstitial cystitis of the bladder?
Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is safe: But usually not enough on its own. There are other treatments. Seek out a urologist or urogynecologist who is experienced with ic. Please see my blog posting for more info. http://healthhub.brighamandwomens.org/overcoming-the-challenges-of-living-with-interstitial-cystitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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