Topic: Urinary Tract Infection

Stressing About the Bladder: Neurovisceral Interactions in Persistent Pelvic Pain Syndromes

Larissa V. Rodriguez, MD, discusses the role of environmental stress in lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and interstitial cystitis (IC) and the development of the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network. She explains how the neurovisceral interactions involved in processing, emotion, and attention affect bladder function, and how studying this link help develop future treatment options.

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