Multiple Sclerosis

Bladder Problems Associated with Multiple Sclerosis

Alpha Blockers Bladder

The elimination of urine by conscious choice is dependent on the integrity of the spinal cord pathways that connect the brain and the voiding reflex center. The downward command by the brain to empty causes relaxation and opening of the sphincter, whereas the command to wait signals the sphincter to remain closed. The pathways between the reflex center and the brain may be damaged or interrupted in MS, producing a variety of problems and or symptoms. The specific nature of the problem depends...