The urinary bladder is muscular organ. Its muscle Detrusor, should contract while voiding and releax rest of the time while filling with urine. The brain and spinal cord regulates the bladder function. When ever there is a problem in this neuronal coordinated control of the bladder, its’ function is affected . This condition is known as neurogenic bladder.
What are the symptoms of neurogenic bladder?
The neurogenic bladder, the patient to lose control over the ability to urinate. It could cause you to urinate too much or not enough. Both of these could lead to harmful consequences. The symptoms of a neurogenic bladder include the following:
It is advisable to visit the doctor if one or more of these symptoms start to surface.
What are the causes of a neurogenic bladder?
The nerves along the pathway between the brain and the bladder are disturbed for some reason.. The causes generally are brain disorders, spinal chord level or at bladder nerve damage. The disorders that can be responsible for a neurogenic bladder include:
The conditions that can affect the bladder muscle include the following:
The bladder muscles and the nervous system is treated if the doctor thinks that you might be suffering from a neurogenic bladder.
What are the complications that can arise as a result of neurogenic bladder?
There are several complications related to this disorder. Since in this condition you to lose the bladder sensation, the bladder can get filled beyond its capacity and start leaking. This urinary retention also causes back pressure on the kidneys and kidney function is lost slowly over a period of time Because of over contraction of the bladder muscle high pressure bladder is created and thus this high pressure can get transferred to kidneys and result in kidney damage. Urinary retention would also increase the risk of infections in the urinary tract. Frequent infections in the kidneys and the urinary tract can lead to severe damage to renal system. This would ultimately lead to kidney failure, which would prove to be fatal.
How can a neurogenic bladder be treated?
Treatment of nuerogenic bladder is complex and long drawn. Aim of the therapy is to effectively completely evacuate the bladder, thus keep a low bladder presuure, prevent infection, preserve the functions of the kidneys.
The doctor might ask you to urinate at regular intervals or suggest therapies like Kegel exercises and the strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles. There are, however, several treatment methods available for a neurogenic bladder:
Neurogenic bladder can be treated and if you any of the above symptoms, do not waste time and receive proper treatments soon.
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