Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Neurogenic bladder

Unfortunately many of us suffer from some type of bladder issue due to m.s. This is known as Neurogenic bladder wiki explains it as.. dysfunction of the urinary bladder due to disease of the central nervous system or peripheral nerves involved in the control of micturition (urination).
[edit] Causes

Neurogenic bladder is often associated with spinal cord diseases (such as Syringomyelia/Hydromyelia), injuries, and neural tube defects including spina bifida. It may also be caused by brain tumors and other diseases of the brain, and by peripheral nerve diseases. It is a common complication of major surgery in the pelvis, such as for removal of sacrococcygeal teratoma and other tumors.
[edit] Treatments

Neurogenic bladder usually causes difficulty or full inability to pass urine without use of a catheter or other method. Catheterization methods range from intermittent catheterization, which involves no surgery or permanenty appliances, to the creation of a stoma, which bypasses the urethra to empty the bladder directly.

There is also another treatment method provided here from our resident nurse Michelle.

Michelle Spagnuolo-Shiner
Great Info! This will go into all types of treatments, Pay attention to bladder re-training, pelvic floor exercises, bio-feedback, vaginal weight training and electrode stimulation for treatment options of a Nerurogenic bladder. I had all these treatments to fix mine and have had no issues since. It prevented surgery and wearing a pad or diaper. They are easy to do and most insurance will cover all of them. It was way better than taking the horrible meds they have for it and all of them have horrible side effects.

Thanks Michelle this is need to know information!

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