The Bladder

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The Bladder: Function and Common Conditions

This guide explores the anatomy of the bladder, its role in the urinary system, and common bladder conditions.

Bladder Anatomy and Function

The bladder, a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic region, stores urine from the kidneys. It expands and contracts thanks to its muscular wall, and its specialized cell lining helps prevent leakage.

Urinary Incontinence

Description: Involuntary urine leakage.

Causes: Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, diabetes, or multiple sclerosis.

Management: Lifestyle changes, medication, or surgical options.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Symptoms: Pain or burning sensation during urination, frequent urination, urgency.

Treatment: Typically managed with antibiotics; prompt medical attention is advised.

Bladder Diseases

Conditions like bladder cancer or cystitis can affect bladder health, presenting symptoms like pain, blood in urine, or frequent urination.

Treatments: May include surgery, medication, or other therapies.

For further information or treatment of bladder-related conditions, consult a healthcare professional or urologist.