What is the effect of excessive water intake in neurogenic bladder?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Some patients tend to drink water excessively. Others take medication that makes their mouths dry, so they drink more water. Some patients who are trying to lose weight are on a diet that requires consuming abundant amounts of water. Excessive water intake worsens irritative bladder symptoms. The exact amount of fluid needed per day is calculated on the basis of the patient's lean body mass. Thus, the amount of fluid requirement will vary per individual.


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