Overactive bladder is also known as “Urinary Incontinence”. You may experience a sudden urge to urinate if you are suffering from this problem. Some of the factors that may contribute to the development of this condition may include weak pelvic muscles, chronic urinary tract infections, bladder diseases, diabetes and obesity. You can treat this problem with the use of natural remedies.
Natural Cures for Overactive Bladder
Pumpkin seeds can be used in the treatment of overactive bladder. A natural solution can be prepared by boiling crushed pumpkin seeds in water. You should wait for a period of 60 to 75 minutes before consuming this solution. It is essential to use this natural remedy on a daily basis for obtaining complete relief from the problem.
You can perform pelvic exercises to strengthen the muscles and control the bladder. It is interesting to note that the regular practice of these exercises can provide relief from both stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
You should consult a physical therapist before performing any type of pelvic/kegel exercise. Some of the commonly practiced pelvic exercises include quick contraction exercise and extended contraction exercise.
You should consume food items rich in fiber. Nuts, split peas, black beans, sunflower seeds, almonds and legumes can be consumed. Fresh fruits and vegetables should be consumed to improve bowel movements and reduce the stress on the bladder. High fiber vegetables and fruits include artichoke, peas, turnip greens, apple and raspberries. It is necessary to reduce the intake of caffeine, spicy food items, artificial sweeteners, tea, alcohol and carbonated drinks in order to obtain quick relief from the problem.
Buchu contains volatile oils and mucilage. The leaves of buchu plant are used for medicinal purposes and can be used for treating overactive bladder. Intake of buchu can help in calming pelvic nerves.
You can drink buchu tea 3 times in a day. Buchu should be taken only after obtaining medical advice. You should not use this natural remedy if you are pregnant.
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin. You should consume this vitamin to strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of bladder infections, interstitial cystitis and bladder cancer. Intake of foods rich in vitamin A (such as cod liver oil, butter, eggs and so on) can help in repairing bladder damage and strengthening pelvic muscles. This remedy can also reduce the bladder inflammation. You can also consume mangoes, spinach and raw carrots to obtain vitamin A.
Vitamin D is essential for treating bladder injuries and inflammation. It can also reduce the risk of urinary tract infections and pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence.
You can consume food items such as fortified soy milk, fortified cereals, egg yolks, fortified orange juice and sardines to obtain this vitamin.
Lady’s mantle is also known as “Alchemilla Vulgaris”. It is a member of the rose family. This herb can also be used in curing the problem of overactive bladder. You should use this remedy after discussing your health condition with a specialist.
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