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    Is Alpha-Lipoic Acid an effective medication for neuropathic bladder dysfunction?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I am 56 and a diabetic for many years. I have neurophty in my bladder very bad. I do drink alot of water i don't even
know when i going to wet myself till i feel it and sometimes i do , my question is somebody told me to take high dosage of alpha lipoic acid, would it help?
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
About alpha lipoic acid;

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
It is known the effect of alpha lipoic acid in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.
Taking alpha-lipoic acid may help another diabetes-related condition called autonomic neuropathy, which affects the nerves to internal organs.
One study of 73 people with cardiac autonomic neuropathy, which affects the heart, found that subjects reported fewer signs of the condition when taking 800 mg of alpha-lipoic acid orally compared to placebo.
There are few data about bladder neuropathy treatment with alpha lipoic acid but you may try it.
Regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni 44 minutes later
how muchoic acid alpha lip do i take in a day
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Alpha lipoic acid dose;

Detailed Answer:
hi again,
The dose for autonomic neuropathy is 800 mg daily for 4 months.
Regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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