By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 Nov 2020
The Urology Care Foundation is pleased to announce three newly updated neurogenic bladder resources are now available. These three new resources include:
- Neurogenic Bladder - What You Should Know
- Bladder Control Assessment Tool
- Intro to Neurogenic Bladder with Dr. Doreen Chung Podcast
What is Neurogenic Bladder?
Neurogenic Bladder, also known as Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction, is when a person lacks bladder control due to brain, spinal cord or nerve problems. Several muscles and nerves must work together for your bladder to hold urine until you are ready to empty it. Nerve messages go back and forth between the brain and the muscles that control when the bladder empties.
If these nerves are harmed by illness or injury, the muscles may not be able to tighten or relax at the right time. In people with neurogenic bladder and neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction, the nerves and muscles do not work together well. The bladder may not fill or empty in the right way.
Millions of Americans have neurogenic bladder. This includes people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease and spina bifida. It also could include people who have had stroke, spinal cord injury, major pelvic surgery, diabetes or other illnesses.
Support for these resources has been provided by an independent educational grant from The Allergan Foundation.