Neurogenic Bladder

One of the most common reasons why patients may require incontinence supplies is due to a medical condition called neurogenic bladder. Neurogenic bladder causes various symptoms, depending on the initial cause of the condition. If you need to shop for urological supplies for neurogenic bladder, we encourage you to read a short guide we’ve prepared on the condition below:

What is it?

  • Neurogenic bladder is the result of damage to the nerves that communicate to your brain that your bladder needs to be emptied.
  • As a result of this nerve damage, you may have
    • overactive bladder
      • urinating often, in small amounts
      • not completely emptying your bladder
      • loss of control of bladder
    • underactive bladder
      • bladder becomes to full, causing leakage of urine
      • no ability to tell when bladder is full (you do not feel the urge to urinate)
      • not completely emptying your bladder
      • Urinary retention

Why does it happen?

  • Neurogenic bladder is directly related to the inability of nerves to let you know you need to empty your bladder
  • Some examples of conditions that can lead to or cause neurogenic bladder:
    • Alzheimer’s
    • Spina Bifida
    • Brain or Spinal Cord tumors
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Encephalitis
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Stroke recovery
    • Parkinson’s Disease

Other types of Urinary Incontinence:


For additional information on Neurogenic Bladder, you can visit these websites:

columbiauniversitymedicalcenter.org
nafc.org (National Association for Continence)
urologyhealth.org

Source:
“Neurogenic Bladder.” PubMed Health. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 21 May 2012.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001761/

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