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MS Living Well Podcast 10: Bladder Strategies for Multiple Sclerosis

Jun 4 2020

Photo: Juan Marin on Unsplash

Trouble with your bladder? Most people with multiple sclerosis have bladder issues. Penelope shares her personal bladder challenges with urgency, trouble emptying her bladder and use of catheters. Rather than being embarrassed, Penelope gives advice on when to speak up to get needed medical care and how to cope (laughter helps). Dr. Travis Bullock then explains what happens to the bladder in MS. Treatment strategies for bladder urgency reviewed including pelvic exercises, medications and Botox injections. Options for trouble emptying bladder highlighted including self-catherization and suprapubic catheters. Ways to reduce frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs) discussed including methenamine, d-mannose and cranberry tablets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Singer MD, Director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care, interviews:

Penelope of Positive Living With MS

Penelope is the author and founder of Positive Living with MS where she uses humor and her own life experiences with MS to help others navigate this unpredictable journey.

Travis Bullock MD is a urologist with expertise in multiple sclerosis at Urology of St. Louis.  He completed his urologic surgery residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and fellowship in Female Urology, Neuro-urology and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction at the Center for Continence Care and Female Urology at Metropolitan Urologic Specialists in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Travis Bullock MD

BY: Barry Singer, MD DATE: June 4, 2020 TOPIC: Podcasts