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Doctor insights on: Herbs And Vitamins For An Overactive Bladder

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Does an over active bladder cause depletion of water soluble vitamins?

Does an over active bladder cause depletion of water soluble vitamins?

No: The bladder is a muscular bag. "Over Active Bladder" simply means that the bladder muscle is contracting at times when it shouldn't. It doesn't effect the kidneys which is where water soluble vitamins are taken from the blood. Best wishes! ...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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What can trigger an overactive bladder?

What can trigger an overactive bladder?

See below : Overactive bladder occurs because the muscles of the bladder start to contract involuntarily even when the volume of urine in your bladder is low creating the urgent need to urinate. Many potential causes: neurological disorders, high urine output, meds (diuretics), UTI, enlarged prostate (BPH), excess caffeine or alcohol, incomplete bladder emptying, constipation, and aging (idiopathic). ...Read more

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What can be done for overactive bladder?

What can be done for overactive bladder?

Diet, behavior, meds: 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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What can I do for an overactive bladder ?

What can I do for an overactive bladder ?

Stop caffiene: Tried water exercises called kegels avoid acidic beverages if no improvement see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How can you deal w/ an overactive bladder?

How can you deal w/ an overactive bladder?

Number of options: Try bladder retraining: try holding it in. Eventually you can increase capacity and cut down on spasms. Timed voiding. Kegel exercises. Pelvic physical therapy. Intone device. Acupuncture. Medications. Urgent pc device. Interstim device. Botox injections into bladder. ...Read more

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What can cause an overactive bladder (oab)?

What can cause an overactive bladder (oab)?

See below: We are not sure what causes the oab but we know what can make the symptoms worse: caffeinated beverages, alcohol, and diuretics. The other medical term is bladder dysynergia or unstable bladder. The bladder is essentially going into chaotic inconsistent spasms. ...Read more

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What does it mean if have overactive bladder?

What does it mean if have overactive bladder?

"Sensitive bladder": Means that bladder sends message to brain of need to urinate with relatively minor bladder filling. Bladder muscle, with oab is sensitive to minor stretch, or even initiate an involuntary bladder contraction making u feel u have to urinate frequently. Can also be caused by "irritated" lining such as in iinterstitial cystitis, condition usually responds to medication. Best managed by urologist. ...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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Why does a bladder become an overactive bladder?

Why does a bladder become an overactive bladder?

Many reasons: Bladders can become overactive because they are blocked, as from a large prostate or scar tissue in the urethra. They can also become overactive from neurologic causes such as stroke or spinal cord injury. Some medications can also cause this. Sometimes, no cause can be found. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an overactive bladder?

What does it mean to have an overactive bladder?

Void frequently: It means you are urinating more frequently than normal and it's because your bladder is sending premature messages that you need to void. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What should I do to resolve my overactive bladder?

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What should I do to resolve my overactive bladder?

Here are some ...: Overactive bladder (OAB) could not be cured or resolved but modified to ease its related voiding symptoms with behavioral modification such as avoiding coffee or caffeine-containing beverages, alcohol, bladder-irritating foods, trying judicious use of various anticholinergic agents, practicing timed voiding & fluid moderation, timely applying electric pelvic therapy, regional nerve stimulation.... ...Read more

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Are there any fast remedies for overactive bladder?

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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Is overactive bladder normal for people in their 20s?

No: What do you mean by overacctive bldder? How many times per day are you going to the bathroom? Any pain when you urinate? What do you drink during the day? You may want to see a gyn to check for urinary infection and to do an exam to see why you're feeling this way. ...Read more

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Tests that tell you if you have an overactive bladder?

Tests that tell you if you have an overactive bladder?

Urodynamics: The most common way of establishing bladder overactivity is by performing urodynamics. A catheter is placed in the bladder and the bladder slowly filled while the bladder pressure is monitored. You will be asked many questions about what you feel during the study. If the bladder pressures rise rapidly and frequently without your control, then an overactive bladder may be the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tests that tell you if you have an overactive bladder?

Tests that tell you if you have an overactive bladder?

Urodynamic testing : *urine analysis * urodynamic testing is a bladder filling test using a computer with pressure sensor catheters to detect for abnormal bladder spasms. * cystoscopy: is looking into the bladder with a camera to check for stones or lesions. * urinary tract imaging: an ultrasound or ct scan may be ordered. ...Read more

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What do you think could be causing my overactive bladder?

Great question: Difficult very common condition, unfortunately no identified cause most of the time and therefore termed idiopathic. This is if your physical exam, history, urinalysis, voiding diary and possibly imaging of your bladder pre- and post void do not identify any specify condition. However, there are now excellent treatment options to help treat your condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: overactive bladder?

Voiding a lot: Urinary frequency and urgency that is bothersome. This can also occur with incontinence at times. In other words, if you are going to void more than you think you should and this is bothersome to you, it may be overactive bladder. ...Read more

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What is an overactive bladder and what is the cure i'm convinced I have one?

Uncontrolled urine: Over active bladder is a condition in which there is a sudden urge to urinate and you cannot postpone it, you run to bath room and many times urine starts coming out before you have a chance to undress yourself. It is due to sudden contraction of bladder muscles.Diagnosis is confirmed with urodynamics tests.There are many drugs to control it, choice of Botox bladder injections or intertim.Zk. ...Read more

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