An overactive bladder can cause very embarrassing situations. Especially when we consider that a loss of urine can occur as a result of trivial stimuli such as a cough, a sneeze, a laugh or a sudden movement.
If you have trouble managing the urge during emergency situations, you may be suffering from urinary incontinence. However, there are natural remedies to cure it. Here are 10 treatments for overactive bladder.
10 natural treatments for an overactive bladder
1. Control of fluid intake
This is similar to the method you use when you are on a diet and keep a diary of what you eat. In this case, however, you will need to keep track of the drinks you drink each day, in order to have a general overview of what you drink.
It is good to consider, for example, when you drink (before going to sleep, before meals, etc.) and what kind of drinks are causing you problems (for example, coffee, alcohol, soda, etc.).
Studies carried out in Japan have discovered the usefulness of gosha-jinki-gan. It is a herbal remedy that leads to reduced urinary frequency , bladder contractions and nocturnal urination in both men and women.
3. Bladder training
Bladder training is the non-medicinal treatment most indicated in cases of overactive bladder. It’s about training your bladder to empty after longer and longer periods of time.
The bucco plant is a widely used herbal remedy in South Africa for bladder and kidney infections. This plant, in fact, has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and diuretic properties, which clean and heal the urinary tract.
5. Absorbents for incontinence
More than a treatment, it is a temporary remedy, effective until you learn to control the stimulus. These pads are worn to hide any accidental leaks.
6. Dwarf palm
Some medical research has found that the anti-inflammatory properties of the dwarf palm (or Serenoa repens) would reduce the urge to urinate, especially in the case of men suffering from an enlarged prostate.
7. Pelvic floor exercises
Also known as Kegel exercises, these pelvic floor exercises work to strengthen the muscles that control urination and its flow.
8. Vitamin C
Vitamin C supplements are recommended, as they have the ability to fight oxidative stress, which can irritate the nerves around the bladder and cause loss of urinary control.
9. Weight loss
Being overweight is a problem for your joints because it forces them to bear excess weight. In addition, it can weaken the elasticity of the bladder support muscles and lead to urinary incontinence. For this reason, losing weight helps to lessen these problems.
Often recommended by naturopaths, quercetin is a natural anti-inflammatory remedy related to the reduction of urgency associated with an overactive bladder.