By Dr. Glenn Rothfeld – Integrative Medicine Practitioner (40Yrs)
Stop dealing with that leaky bladder (Try THIS vitamin!)
If you’re dealing with those embarrassing “leaks” after you laugh or sneeze, or just plain out of the blue… you’re NOT alone.
More than 43 percent of people over the age of 65 have incontinence.
Yet lots of my patients STILL have a tough time talking to me about their bladder problems.
But this isn’t just happening at my office…
A report done in 2018 by the National Poll on Healthy Aging found that two-thirds of patients hadn’t spoken to their doctor about incontinence because it’s “embarrassing.”
But you don’t have to put up with it any longer.
Because I’m going to show you how to whip your bladder into shape… and stop the leaks for good.
Powerful vitamin STRENGTHENS your bladder
Many seniors see urinary incontinence as just another joy of aging.
But a new study published in the International Urogynecology Journal found that not getting enough vitamin D may actually be to blame.
After reviewing data from past studies – that all occurred as recently as August 2020 – researchers found a vitamin D deficiency is linked to:
- An overactive bladder
- Urinary incontinence
- Pelvic floor disorders
- Lower urinary tract disorders
Wondering why there’s a connection between bladder health and vitamin D?
According to experts, one way that vitamin D is beneficial is because it helps other nutrients be better absorbed in your body.
You see, calcium, magnesium, and phosphate are all absorbed as a result of vitamin D – and all of these nutrients are linked to improved bladder health.
Unfortunately, nearly HALF of the U.S. population is deficient in vitamin D.
But you can raise your Vitamin D levels naturally through your diet by eating fatty fish, dairy, and eggs.
You can also pick up a bottle of Vitamin D3 from your local pharmacy or online. I recommend taking 2,000IUs per day.
3 More Remedies from Dr Glenn Rothfeld
If you have incontinence you know just how annoying – and embarrassing – it can be.
You feel a sudden urge to “go” … but you can’t quite make it to the bathroom.
Over 50 percent of seniors struggle with these bathroom urgencies – and for years, Big Pharma has made BILLIONS peddling out expensive, risky drugs that promise quick relief.
But you don’t have to put up with that any longer.
Because I’m going to give you three easy tricks you can do at home to get your bladder into shape… and stop the leaks for good.
Stop “dealing with it”
Many seniors convince themselves that incontinence is just another menace that comes with aging.
There are better ways to attack this problem right at the source.
Here’s three natural remedies…
- Apple cider vinegar: This is considered ONE of the BEST home remedies for incontinence. It helps balance your body’s pH level and helps fight urinary tract infections (UTIs). Apple cider vinegar can also help shed excess pounds – which can be a cause of incontinence.
- Pumpkin seed extract: This extract has been shown to help nighttime urination and overactive bladder. Pumpkin seeds are a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties.
- Nutmeg: This is the time-tested natural remedy for overactive bladder. Just take ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg with water twice a day.
Many women see incontinence as a given. They tell themselves it’s because they had children. Or it just happens as they age.
There are ways to attack this issue at the source.
The first step you can take is stopping your urine midstream.
Stopping your urine midstream allows you to identify the muscles responsible for leaking.
Once you have them located, you can start doing Kegel exercises!
Several times a day, practice contracting these muscles for 5-10 seconds.
YOU MAY NEED TO CHECK OUT A FEW OTHER CAUSES
Everything You Need to Know About Overactive Bladder
By Valencia Higuera – Freelance Health Writer
L-arginine, has been thoroughly studied in people with overactive bladder or incontinence and have shown promise as a way to relieve symptoms.
What you eat may have a direct impact on your urinary health. Food and drinks can stress your bladder, increasing your risk of irritation and symptoms of OAB.
However, what affects you may not affect another person. Keeping a food log/diary can help you figure out which foods might make your symptoms worse.
Diet-related factors that can interfere with urinary health include:
- Carbonated Beverages. The bubbly drinks can aggravate symptoms of OAB and irritate the muscles in your bladder.
- Drinking Before Bed. If you drink liquid within two to three hours before bed, you may find that you wake up more frequently to urinate in the night.
- Gluten Sensitivity. People who are allergic or sensitive to gluten (a protein found in wheat-based foods like bread, pasta, and crackers) may experience more symptoms of overactive bladder.
- Caffeine. This stimulant may increase symptoms of overactive bladder. Caffeine is found in soda, coffee, chocolate, ice cream, and some over-the-counter medications.
- Irritating Foods. Some people may find that foods like citrus fruits, tomato products, spicy foods, artificial sweeteners, alcoholic beverages, artificial flavorings, or preservatives increase symptoms of overactive bladder.
Your kidneys produce urine and that urine travels to your bladder. Then, your brain sends signals that tell your body to urinate. Your pelvic floor muscles relax and allow urine to exit your body.
An overactive bladder causes your bladder muscles to contract involuntarily. This gives the sensation of needing to urinate frequently even if your bladder isn’t full.
Different conditions and factors can cause symptoms of OAB:
- drinking too much fluid
- taking medications that increase urine production
- urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- consumption of caffeine, alcohol, or other bladder irritants
- failure to completely empty the bladder
- bladder abnormalities, such as bladder stones
Bladder function relies on good urinary tract health.
SO MANY WOMEN HAVE THIS PESKY PROBLEM FROM DAY TO DAY, I THOUGHT I WOULD FURTHER RESEARCH IT AND SPENT SEVERAL HOURS ON THIS TOPIC TODAY. YOU WILL FIND A SECOND POST ON MY OTHER NATURAL HEALTH WEBSITE IF YOU CLICK ON THIS LINK:
By Norelle Hentschel – Australian Naturopath and Herbalist