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More Natural Remedies to Treat Incontinence

Posted Feb 04 2011 7:05am
On Monday we brought you 5 remedies to treat or improve incontinence naturally . The article was a success amongst our readers, so we decided to dig deeper and bring you more natural ways to help you feel more confident about your condition.

So let’s get straight down to business and see what these natural remedies are.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D also known as the sunshine vitamin, it might not be a top recommendation for men and women here in the UK but not to worry, there are other ways meet your daily requirements of Vitamin D. Fortified Milk, eggs and fish are rich in the vitamin.

Knows to promote calcium intake and good bone health, researches have shown that D vitamins can reduce the risk of pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence.

Biofeedback

Extremely useful to help you understand what muscles should be contracted during Kegel exercises. Electrical sensors are implemented in the pelvic floor area to monitor muscles and allows you to sense what is happening in your body and then make changes to reduce incontinence episodes.

It can be a bit costly and requires a lot of determination from the patient, but worth every penny and time spent with it.

Quit Smoking

If you are not a smoker simply skip this bit. But if you are a smoker and are looking for another reason to quit, there you have it. Nicotine irritates the bladder increasing the occurrence of incontinence episodes.

“Smokers tend to cough more than non-smokers and long-term, chronic coughing has been considered a risk factor for developing stress urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse,” said Dr. Zimmern in an interview to the an American newspaper – The Huffington Post .

Acupuncture

Yes the ancient Chinese alternative medicine methods are also good to treat incontinence naturally.

According to some acupuncturist we have talked to, an overactive bladder is the result of imbalances of two or more systems in our body. For instance the kidneys and the liver or even the heart and lungs.

Like always we would like to remind you that our articles are written for informative purposes and only a professional trained in these symptoms can truly diagnose and treat your condition. A GP will often refer you to a specialized Continence Advisor for assessment to ensure you receive the right help and treatment to improve your symptoms.

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