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Overactive bladders play with the mind

发布时间:2019-03-01 13:20:00来源:未知点击:

By Bob Holmes THE urge to pee too frequently might literally mess with your mind. Experiments in rats show that an overactive bladder changes brain activity. If the same is true in humans, it could in part explain the disrupted sleep, reduced ability to concentrate and confusion that often accompany ageing. “If you have an overactive bladder, you don’t just have a bladder problem. It has neurobehavioural consequences,” says Rita Valentino, a neuroscientist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. As much as 17 per cent of the US population is affected by the disorder,