Natural Remedies for Female Incontinence

Women can suffer from embarrassing incontinence. It comes in two forms, stress and urge. When the pelvic floor muscles become stretched out from things like child birth and weight gain you can suffer from stress incontinence. It is the most common form of incontinence in women. Urge incontinence is caused by bladder muscles that involuntarily contract forcing urine out. It can be caused by irritation, emotional stress, and brain conditions.

How can I tell if I have female incontinence?

There are three types of incontinence: stress, urge and mixed which is a combination of the other two.
Stree Incontinence:

  • Involuntary release of urine during coughing, sneezing or laughing.
  • Leaking a small to moderate amount of urine.

Urge Incontinence:

  • Sudden, frequent, uncontrollable urge to urinate
  • Leaking a moderate to large amount of urine, rarely a small amount

 

How can I prevent female incontinence?

  • Keep a fluids diary so that you know how much you’re drinking and when. This will help you be more aware of when you need to stop and empty your bladder naturally.
  • Train your bladder. Set a tight schedule for going to the bathroom and teach your bladder when to go.
  • Do Kegel or pelvic floor exercises. These will strengthen the muscles.
  • Control your weight. Extra weight weighs down on the muscles and stretches them out.
  • Quit smoking.

 

How can I treat female incontinence?

  • Try taking Gosha-jinki-gan. Studies in Japan have shown that it helps to reduce urinary frequency, control bladder contractions, and reduce nighttime urination.
  • Try extracts from the Buchu plant which helps to cleanse and heal the urinary tract.
  • While trying to gain control, use panti-liners to help hide leaks.
  • Take Vitamin C. It helps to fight oxidative stress relieving irritated bladder nerves.
  • Increase your magnesium. It helps to improve nerve and muscle function.
  • Increase your vitamin D intake. It may help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor.

 

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