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Is there an herbal remedy for bladder stones?

Is there an herbal remedy for bladder stones?

Yes & no: There are such remedies but none proven by studies to work. (see mayo clinic article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bladder-stones/ds00904/dsection=alternative-medicine). You can try some of the listed herbs, but see your pcp or urologist first to discuss other options. ...Read more

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 there be a natural remedy for nocturia and overactive bladder?

Can there be a natural remedy for nocturia and overactive bladder?

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

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Would Azo work for my overactive bladder?

Would Azo work for my overactive bladder?

Bladder anesthetic: Azo is a mild bladder anesthetic. It will have a minimal if any effect on OA bladder ...Read more

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Are herbal supplements a recommended option in treating urinary incontinence?

Are herbal supplements a recommended option in treating urinary incontinence?

Exercise or diet: Pelvic floor exercise and dietary changes might be more successful. Keels exercises performed as 3 sets of ten squeezes performed daily is likely to be more helpful. Limiting highly acidic foods or highly seasoned food may be helpful. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for an overactive bladder?

What treatments are available for an overactive bladder?

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 more

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Is a c-section a better alternative for women with an overactive bladder? No incontinence, just overactive.

No: No advantages to a csection for oab. Oab is common in pregnancy since the baby is shrinking bladder capacity and making your kidneys filter more blood and make more pee. After you deliver, if symptoms persist, see a urologist. ...Read more

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Which is good for an overactive bladder besides prescription detrol (tolterodine)?

Which is good for an overactive bladder besides prescription detrol (tolterodine)?

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

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Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

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 more

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Are there any herbal supplements to help cure an underactive thyroid?

Are there any herbal supplements to help cure an underactive thyroid?

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 more

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Is there a natural treaments for overactive bladder ?

Is there a natural treaments  for overactive bladder ?

Yes: Follow bladder diet, avoid smoking and constipation. Pelvic floor pt or accupuncture can be very helpful. Nerve stimulation or medications can also help. ...Read more

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Can Azo work for my overactive bladder?

Can Azo work for my overactive bladder?

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

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Is there any effective natural treatments and / or diets for bladder retention caused by enlarged prostate and a "lazy"bladder.?

Is there any effective natural treatments  and / or diets for bladder retention caused by enlarged prostate and a "lazy"bladder.?

LAZY BLADDER: Treatments are usually aimed at keeping infections away. This can be done with vitamin c and methanamine. This assumes there is no blockage still. Many people simply catheterize to empty the residual urine 2-3x/day. ...Read more

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Is there a natural herb or medicine instead of taking flomax (tamsulosin) for urinary problems?

Is there a natural herb or medicine instead of taking flomax (tamsulosin) for urinary problems?

Saw Palmetto: Saw palmetto has the ability to modestly improve sx. Scientific studies have validated this and it will not hurt to try! ...Read more

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Are there any fast remedies for overactive 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

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Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

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 more

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Any natural, herbal or homeopathic treatment for ovarian cysts?

Any natural, herbal or homeopathic treatment for ovarian cysts?

"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

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Is it safe or beneficial to take pyridium (phenazopyridine) for interstitial cystitis of the bladder?

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 more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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


Dr. Abraham Morse
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Overactive Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that causes a person to need to urinate frequently, with an ...Read more