Do You Suffer From Embarrassing Urine Leakage?
Do you suffer with leakage or dribbling of urine? As embarrassing as this may be, you are not alone. According to the National Association for Continence, more than 25 million people experience bladder leakage every day. To conquer this problem, it is important to realize that the pelvic floor is made of muscles. These muscles become lax because of hormonal changes, childbirth, and aging. Men also will have urinary leakage from an enlarged prostate. Keeping your muscles in shape, helps to decrease the seepage of urine.
There are three types of incontinence. The first is “stress incontinence” whereby pressure on the bladder from laughing, sneezing, or coughing causes urine to leak. The second form is “urge incontinence.” This occurs when you get the sudden urge to urinate. The third type is “mixed incontinence” which is a combination of both urge and stress incontinence. Another possibility is an overactive bladder that may sometimes cause urine leakage due to the spasms of the bladder wall.
Holistic treatment options are available. For incontinence, vitamin D is important. Women with higher vitamin D levels have been found to have less urinary incontinence. Furthermore, magnesium helps to relax bladder spasms and calms the source of urgency. The herb Angelica archangelica has also been shown to increase the capacity of the bladder by 60% and decrease nighttime bathroom runs. Relieving constipation is important to maintain a healthy pelvic floor as well because straining to use the bathroom is unhealthy. Consider adding supplements like fiber, triphala, and probiotics to assist with regularity.
Kegel exercises are fundamental to shoring up the pelvic floor. By simply squeezing the pelvic floor muscles, like you are going to stop your urine stream, you are performing a Kegel exercise. Do this for 10 seconds at a time a few times a day.
A device that harnesses the power of these exercises is the Emsella. This FDA-approved device uses a magnet that causes your pelvic floor to do 2,800 Kegels in 30 minutes, all while remaining fully dressed. Per the studies, the Emsella improves quality of life for 95% of patients in just six sessions.
It has also been FDA approved for men with drippage after having their prostate removed.
If you have urinary incontinence, these, and other methods, may be help you improve your condition.