What is a neurogenic bladder?
The muscles and nerves of the urinary system work together to hold urine in the bladder and then release it at the appropriate time. Nerves carry messages from the bladder to the brain and from the brain to the muscles of the bladder telling them either to tighten or release. In a neurogenic bladder, the nerves that are supposed to carry these messages do not work properly.
What causes neurogenic bladder?
The following are possible causes of neurogenic bladder:
- acute infections
- accidents that cause trauma to the brain or spinal cord
- genetic nerve problems
- heavy metal poisoning
Treatment for neurogenic bladder:
Specific treatment for neurogenic bladder will be determined by your physician based on:
- your age, overall health, and medical history
- severity of symptoms
- cause of the nerve damage
- type of voiding dysfunction that results
- your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
- expectations for the course of the condition
- your opinion or preference