Nerve Disease and Bladder Control (cont.)
In this Article
- What bladder control problems does nerve damage cause?
- What causes nerve damage?
- How will the doctor test for nerve damage and bladder control problems?
- What are the treatments for overactive bladder?
- How do you do Kegel exercises?
- What are the treatments for lack of coordination between the bladder and urethra?
- What are the treatments for urine retention?
- Hope through research
- For more information
- Find a local Urologist in your town
Hope through research
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has many research programs aimed at finding treatments for urinary disorders, including bladder control problems caused by nerve damage. NIDDK-supported researchers have narrowed the search for a gene that causes neurological problems in bladder, bowel, and facial muscles. Finding the gene may lead to greater understanding of how nerves and muscles work together and how nerve damage can cause urination problems.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is supporting Collaborative Urological Research in Spinal Cord Injury, a program devoted to finding novel strategies to treat bladder control problems in people with spinal cord injury.
For More Information
American Urological Association Foundation
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090
Phone: 1–866–RING–AUA (746–4282) or 410–689–3700
National Association for Continence
P.O. Box 1019
Charleston, SC 29402–1019
Phone: 1–800–BLADDER (252–3337) or 843–377–0900
Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology
Last update: 2/1/2008
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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