Unstable bladder in elderly patients

B. D. Weiss

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In more than half of geriatric patients with urinary incontinence, bladder instability is the underlying cause. Unstable bladder is due to decreased bladder capacity and reduced ability to inhibit voiding, which often occur as a part of aging. Behavior modification has been used to treat this problem. Medications, including those with anticholinergic properties and smooth muscle relaxants, are also helpful. Bladder distention therapy and intravesical anesthetics are rarely used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican family physician
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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