Millions of Americans are diagnosed with neurogenic bladder. It is a common complication of spinal cord injuries and requires effective management to protect the urinary system from damage.
Neurogenic bladder involves a lack of bladder control when the brain and spinal cord do not effectively communicate with the urinary system. The nervous system sends messages to the bladder muscles to hold and release urine. When the nerves are damaged, the messages are not sent or received correctly, causing the bladder to malfunction.
Educational resources are available to provide additional information for managing neurogenic bladder so you can improve your daily life. These include resources for voiding techniques, strengthening pelvic-floor muscles, catheter usage, and lifestyle and nutritional changes to relieve stress on the urinary system.
If you treat patients with this disorder, come listen to this (podcast) episode for an introduction and discussion of common misconceptions that have meaningful implications for your patients.
If you, a family member or a friend struggles to understand and manage neurogenic bladder, this (podcast) episode is for you.
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