How to Reverse Urinary Incontinence at Home Naturally
These days, you get into pretty embarrassing situations at times. You have to excuse yourself in the middle of an important discussion, just so as to reach the toilet in time – when this happens several times with the same group, you find people wondering about you.
It is difficult to explain, and you want desperately to do something about it. Sometimes just laughing or coughing is enough for your bladder to lose control.
Do not worry – help is at hand – you can get rid of this condition known as Urinary Incontinence, naturally.
By naturally it is meant that you will be using natural methods and substances available readily in your home, to cure yourself. Simple dietary and lifestyle changes are sufficient to do this.
Urinary incontinence which is observed more among the older generation and and more women among them, is characterized by a sudden and urgent need to visit the toilet to urinate.
At times there is involuntary loss of urine- you only need to cough or laugh strongly for a little urine to leak.
There is a very frequent need to keep going to the toilet, both in the daytime and during the night.
A number of organs and systems are involved in the process of urinating, some of these being the nervous system, kidneys, bladder and the lower urinary tract.
It is the nerves which alert a person about the need to urinate. The function of the bladder is to hold the urine and regulate its flow out of the system, which it does with the aid of 2 muscles, sphincter and detrusor.
Whenever there is approx 200 ml of urine collected, a person normally feels the need to visit the toilet. The bladder muscles contract to allow the flow of urine.
It is possible for the brain to send messages to the bladder to hold or delay the process of urination.
When the bladder muscles contract inappropriately(i.e., even without the minimum volume of urine required for feeling the urge), either due to wrong receipt of message from the brain, resulting from neurological disturbances, or bladder irritation, then incontinence occurs.
How To Cure Urinary Incontinence Naturally
Instead of opting for expensive medication to rectify the problem you are facing, you can go for Natural Therapy, by which you can very effectively get rid of it in a simple and inexpensive way.
There is a set of exercises, known as Kegel exercises, which requires you to flex the same muscles you use to halt the flow of urine:
This method will strengthen the pelvic and bladder muscles and take approximately 10-12 weeks to bring about results.
It can be easily learnt under the guidance of a physiotherapist, and repeated daily thereafter.
Excess belly fat can put pressure on the bladder, causing it to act inappropriately. Hence, losing some fat around the middle, will help cure incontinence.
You can even train your bladder to hold on for 10 minutes initially, and slowly increase it to 15-20 minutes. It will respond positively to such training.
Wearing a pessary(ringlike object inserted through the vagina) to keep the bladder from overworking is one more way of getting rid of incontinence.
Taking Magnesium and Vitamin D supplements is known to strengthen the bladder muscles, thus curing incontinence.
One should arrive at an optimum amount of water to be consumed daily. Even taking too little water with the idea of overcoming incontinence, will be found to work against the idea.
It is good to avoid alcohol, caffeine (including chocolates) and sodas all of which are diuretics and can work incorrectly on the bladder. All acidic fruits such as citrus fruits, pineapple, tomatoes, cranberries, onions, grapes, etc should be avoided since they irritate the bladder and increase the urge to urinate.
Following the tips given above will bring about a noticeable reduction in the problem of urinary incontinence. For more details, do get in touch with a professional Natural Therapist.