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Overactive Bladder: Symptoms and Treatment @Fortis Bannerghatta road Bangalore by Dr Basavaraj.

Dr. Karibasavaraja Neelagar Jan 04, 2024

Overactive bladder is a condition characterized by a range of symptoms, such as an abrupt and unmanageable urge to urinate, frequent trips to the restroom throughout the day and night, and in some cases, episodes of incontinence and urinary retention.

  1. Sudden Urges: Individuals with UUI have frequent, strong, and unpredictable urges to urinate.
  2. Involuntary Leakage: The urgency is often so intense that it leads to involuntary leakage of urine.
  3. Frequency: People with UUI may need to urinate more frequently than normal.
  4. Nocturia: UUI can also lead to waking up multiple times during the night to urinate
  5. Retention: if you have urinary retention, your bladder doesn’t completely empty when you urinate. This can happen to both men and women and it can be caused by things like blockages, medications or nerve issues. 

At Fortis Bangalore an average 10-15 patient visit our urologist to get the diagnosis and the treatment for bladder related issue.  as we know it not easy for patient to openup about the involuntary Urine leakage, UIT and bladder related issue, as a permanent solution for the overactive bladder issue which are related to the scalar nerve. 

What is Sacral Nerve and how it controls the bladder?

The sacral nerve is part of the autonomic nervous system and plays a crucial role in controlling the bladder and various pelvic functions, including urination. Specifically, the sacral nerve regulates the coordination between the bladder's detrusor muscle (which contracts to expel urine) and the sphincter muscles (which control the release of urine from the bladder).

Here's how the sacral nerve is involved in bladder control:

Nerve Signals: When the bladder fills with urine, stretch receptors in the bladder wall send signals to the sacral nerve.

Coordination: The sacral nerve processes these signals and, in response, sends motor signals to the detrusor muscle to contract while simultaneously inhibiting signals to the sphincter muscles. This coordination allows for controlled emptying of the bladder.

Urination: When the sacral nerve receives appropriate signals from the brain indicating that it's an appropriate time to urinate, it allows the detrusor muscle to contract fully, and the sphincter muscles relax, leading to the release of urine from the bladder.

In cases of conditions like overactive bladder (OAB) or urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), the sacral nerve's normal function may be disrupted, leading to issues such as frequent and urgent urination or incontinence. In some cases, medical interventions like sacral nerve stimulation (also known as sacral neuromodulation) may be used to regulate and improve bladder function by modulating the activity of the sacral nerve.

Why sacral neuromodulation is effective?

Convenient: It’s a Day care procedure, it takes about an hour, and you’ll be able to go home the same day.

Minimally invasive: The device and lead are implanted. The device is placed in your upper buttock just under the skin.

Adjustable: You will be given a wireless controller to stop, start, and adjust your treatment. It’s designed to be easy to use.

Fortis Hospitals Bangalore has seamlessly implemented a straightforward and efficient outpatient procedure that enhances communication between the sacral nerve and the bladder. This procedure entails the insertion of a neurostimulator device, which aids in the restoration of regular bladder function. Consult our experts now ! 

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