Natural Treatment Options for Overactive Bladder

Overactive Bladder

Of course, there are several kinds of treatments for an overactive bladder (OAB) such as prescription medicine or even surgery, but there are also natural treatment options that can treat this condition.

Combining and using multiple home remedies, you can halve overactive bladder episodes (OAB) without using any medication.

NOTE: However, before using any natural way to treat this condition, consult your family doctor, considering that many other disorders can give similar symptoms.

1| WHAT and HOW MUCH YOU DRINK

First, you need to track what and how much you drink. It is very possible that you drink too much water, soda or juice, so it is easy to think you have a problem with your bladder. Therefore, it is a smart idea to keep a diary where you can write down when and how much liquids you drink daily.

It is recommended that during the hot summer days to drink up to two liters of water (liquids) daily but maybe this is not really, right for you. It is good to consult your family doctor to find what quantity of liquids you actually need daily. However, if you decrease by at least 25% the amount of liquids drunk daily, you can have a decrease in your overactive bladder symptoms.

2| NO CAFFEINE or ALCOHOL

Alcohol and caffeine are the main factors that worsen your overactive bladder. For those suffering from this condition is strictly, recommended to reduce consumption of these beverages.

3| WEIGHT LOSS

Being obese or even overweight will weaken your muscle structure leading to stress incontinence, says a report of National Association for Continence. You have many incontinence episodes when you sneeze or cough.

To remedy this situation you need to lose weight and exercise will help tremendously, especially pelvic floor exercises.

4| STRENGTHEN YOUR MUSCLES (KEGEL EXERCISES)

So-called KEGEL EXERCISES can be very useful in improving this disorder of your bladder. These exercises strengthen your muscles that are responsible for a good urinary function.

They consist of discreet and easy movements such as squeezing your muscles that you use when urinating, at times when you do not. You can do these facile exercises sitting at your desk, at the movie theater or watching TV.

–      Hold your muscle for at least five seconds and then rest for four-five minutes. Then hold your muscle for six seconds and so on. Try to reach ten seconds and do at least 40 Kegel exercises daily.

5| TRAIN YOUR BLADDER

Combine your Kegel exercises with a rigorous program of urinary. That can help you a lot, cutting your overactive bladder episodes by at least half.

It is easy. If you are going to the bathroom every hour, try to go to every hour and fifteen minutes.

6| HERBAL REMEDIES

There are several herbs that can help you such as corn silk, saw palmetto or gosha-jinki-gan.