Natural Urinary Incontinence Treatment
Urinary incontinence (UI) occurs when the bladder uncontrollably leaks urine and has a number of causes.
Women are most likely to experience bladder leakage either during pregnancy or after childbirth, due to weakened pelvic muscles, or after menopausal hormonal changes.
Surgery for an enlarged prostate often causes older men to experience leaking urine. Pelvic trauma, spinal cord damage, caffeine, or medications can also cause a loss of bladder control.
Other factors that contribute to bladder incontinence include decreased mobility or impaired thinking (such as forgetfulness, confusion, or senility), particularly in combination with drugs such as sedatives, sleeping pills, and alcohol.
Types of Urinary Incontinence
Stress Incontinence - This occurs when involuntary leaking urine is experienced after laughing, coughing, sneezing or any type of physical exertion such as lifting or straining. Certain medications, constipation, obesity, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause may contribute to this type of bladder leakage.
Urge Incontinence - This occurs from an overactive bladder which causes contractions and an urgent desire to empty the bladder. This overactive bladder issue typically affects elderly people and those who have had surgical procedures performed, such as the removal of prostate glands.
Overflow Incontinence - People suffering from overflow incontinence often feel as though they cannot empty their bladders completely. This usually results from urinary flow blockage, such as an enlarged prostate gland, disease of the nervous system, diabetes or certain medications.
Functional Incontinence - This occurs when there is normal urine control, but there is difficulty getting to the bathroom in time. A person may not be able to get to the bathroom because of severe arthritis that makes it hard to move around, or Alzheimer's disease. It commonly affects older adults, particularly those in nursing homes.
Natural Incontinence Remedies to Improve a Weak Bladder
A variety of urinary incontinence treatment options exist to treat or reduce the symptoms of incontinence.
Antibiotics are often used to treat incontinence, however these have been shown to disrupt the body's natural "good" bacteria. More advanced incontinence can be treated with surgery, but this carries certain risks such as infection or trauma to nearby organs.
An herbal incontinence remedy provides a natural alternative to antibiotics by supporting the body's natural balance and toning the entire urinary system.
Bladder leakage is an extremely embarrassing problem which can bring about a range of emotions including fear, loneliness and depression. Naturally control bladder leakage and strengthen a weak bladder with an herbal incontinence remedy.