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Vitamins For An Overactive Bladder
Is a c-section a better alternative for women with an overactive bladder? No incontinence, just overactive.
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
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
Two main categories: The two main categories of medications to treat OAB are anticholinergics and beta-3 adrenergic medications. In the US, the anticholinergics are the largest class and include: oxybutinin, tolteridine, solifenicin, trospium3 agonist, mirabegron. Other medications that are sometimes used are antispasmodics, urinary analgesics and tricyclic antidepressants. ...Read more
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
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
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
Frequent UTIs, overactive bladder. I don't want to take prescription medication for the overactive bladder. I am 63, any suggestions?
Could: so monitor thyroid lab tests monthly, and MD needs to adjust doses if necessary ...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
Can urethritis cause an overactive bladder? What is the difference between overactive bladder and bladder spasms?
Here are some ...: Urethritis may incite a premature urge to void so the patient may void oftener than usual; after treated, urethritis-related urgency subsides, but not OAB-related. Although OAB generates urge to void, the patient still usually can make to bathroom to void; bladder spam is usually referred to the occurrence of uninhibited bladder contraction incited by catheter or poor central nerve control, etc. ...Read more
Can an infection give impression of a weak detrusor muscle in urodynamics? Can it also affect bladder storage
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
There isn't any: As far as i know, there isn't any otc meds/vitamins that can treat/help with overactive thyroid. If you have symptoms such as heat intolerance, eating more yet losing weight, muscle weakness, rapid heart rate, sweating etc...Please see doc because these symptoms suggest significant disease activities. Prolonged hyperactive thyroid can cause long term consequences. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatable: Overactive bladder cannot usually be cured but the symptoms can often be controlled by medication and other methods. Dietary measures such as decreasing acid and caffeine sometimes helps. There can be underlying causes which if addressed can help. A visit to a urologist will be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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