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How to regain bladder control after a stroke

Ok, stroke carers can assist to regain bladder control after a stroke successfully. Experts recommend two methods. Those are; Retrain the bladder after stroke Do pelvic floor muscle exercises Who recommends those? In 2016, the Royal College of Physicians of their 2016 National Guidelines for Stroke1 recommend the above two methods to regain bladder control after a stroke. 1. How to retrain the bladder While I was searching for simple instructions I found the following list from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF Health) website. I think it is reader-friendly. Maintain a three-day bladder diary to understand the nature…

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What bladder control problems stroke can cause?

An earlier post explored how stroke can rob bladder control. This post looks into what bladder problems stroke can cause. These problems could occur due to the direct damage to the brain areas that control the bladder and bladder gates as well as other impairments such as speech difficulties, movement restrictions, and understanding difficulties. Table of contents Bladder problems due to involvement of the brain areas that control the bladder and the bladder gates Urgency Urge incontinence Nocturia Increased daytime frequency Bladder problems due to other stroke-associated impairments Post-stroke bladder problems due to the involvement of bladder controlling brain areas…

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How a stroke causes bladder problems

Stroke can result in either urinary incontinence or retention. It occurs as a result of the killing of neurons that are responsible in regulating the peeing.

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Measuring urine leak helps regain bladder control

Stroke can rob bladder control resulting in urine leak. Evidence-based methods exist to regain bladder control. However, urine leaks can occur while attempting those methods to monitor success as well as choosing the correct absorbent products to contain such urine leaks. How important is measuring the amount of urine leaked? First, it is the first step of your buying guide for body-worn absorbent products. (You can find a simple buying guide in another post). This metric is critical because the absorption capacity varies with the product type. Second, you can use this information in the form of a monitoring chart…

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