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Smoking Marijuana Cause Bladder Control Problems
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
Pelvic congestion: Generally, many women experience bloating and swelling around the time of their menstrual cycle due to hormone related increases in blood flow to the pelvis. This seems to be associated with increases in bladder leakage around menses in some women, although we are not sure of the exact mechanism. Avoid cravings for caffeine and chocolate which are bladder irritants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is not common to lose bladder control with pseudo-seizures. That is more likely to occur with seizures. Pseudo seizures often occur due to a stressful situation, they are unconscious in origin, but they have no neurological findings. They have no post-ictal phase as typical seizures do (like loss of bladder control) and may be treated effectively with therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father 58 yr old has been smoking that synthetic marijuana for almost a year. He is coughing so badly . What kind of medical problems does it cause?
Taking huge risks: The safety of synthetic marijuana hasn't been scientifically studied but it can cause serious psychological & physical problems, including kidney failure. It appears to be much more potent & addicting than cannabis. The chemicals in it & potency can vary greatly from batch to batch. Your father is taking dangerous risks with his health. Real marijuana is far safer. See http://2themax.Org/?Cat=6. ...Read more
Absolutely: The bladder is controlled locally by a circuit of nerves that go to the spine at the lower back area but there is a circuit of nerves that also go to the brain so that you can think about and determine when you want to go to the bathroom. Disruption of that "brain" circuit can affect the information going to the bladder and cause voiding problems. ...Read more
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