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Offline inneedofananswer

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« on: 08/10/2009 18:01:04 »
Does anybody know the name of the chemical or hormone produced to let us know when we need the toilet and is there a supplement or medicine that can be used to stimulate this?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 08/10/2009 19:30:23 »
There are drug treatments for neurogenic bladder incontinence, e.g. Oxybutynin.



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« Reply #2 on: 08/10/2009 21:04:28 »
Tried oxybutinin to no avail. What if you had no notion of needing until it actually came out.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 08/10/2009 21:27:32 »
These drugs work in different ways from Oxybutynin ...
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Alpha-adrenergic agonists are used to strengthen the smooth muscle that opens and closes the internal [bladder] sphincter.

Antidepressants targeting ... neurotransmitters are sometimes used for urge incontinence and may also be helpful for some people with stress incontinence, [e.g ] Tricyclic Antidepressants [and]  Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors.
http://adam.about.com/reports/000050_12.htm

Possible physical (rather than pharmaceutical) solutions ...
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Pelvic floor exercise (PFE), also known as Kegel exercises, may improve the tone and function of the pelvic floor muscles, which is of particular benefit for women (and less commonly men) who experience stress urinary incontinence. However, compliance with PFE programs often is poor, PFE generally is ineffective for urinary incontinence unless performed with biofeedback and trained supervision, and in severe cases it may have no benefit. Medication may also be used to improve continence. In severe cases, surgery may be used to repair or even to reconstruct the pelvic floor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelvic_floor
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