Bladder issues are one of the most common and distressing symptoms for people with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS).

Bladder symptoms can be varied for those with MS and people with symptoms can often experience more than one, depending on the distribution of their MS lesions.

Bladder dysfunction has a wide-ranging negative impact on a patient’s quality of life, including:

Depression, anxiety & physical health
Reduced ability to move or excercise
Fear of travel or social occasions leading to isolation
Sleep disruption and fatigue
Physical intimacy and relationships 2

Early detection of bladder issues and a team-based approach to management will help to reduce the impact of bladder dysfunction on PwMS. The new consensus guidelines and bladder pathway have been created by a panel comprised of clinical experts and PwMS to help healthcare professionals address these needs.

Bladder Management Pathway