cystocele

Treat Cystocele Naturally

Cystocele, also known as a prolapsed bladder, happens when the tissues that support the bladder weaken and stretch. This causes the bladder to bulge into the vaginal wall. They are often caused by strain and injury to the pelvic muscles; child birth and improper lifting techniques are the most common causes. Estrogen levels can also effect these muscles making this a common complaint in women who are post-menopausal as well.

 

How do I know if I have cystocele?

  • Feeling of fullness or pressure
  • Increased discomfort when straining, coughing or lifting
  • Bulge of tissue protruding through the vaginal wall
  • Feeling as though you’re sitting on an egg
  • Feeling as though your bladder is still full
  • Frequent bladder infections
  • Pain or urinary leakage during intercourse

 

How do I prevent cystocele?

  • Perform Kegel exercises regularly to keep the pelvic floor muscles strong.
  • Avoid constipation.
  • Always lift correctly.
  • Take care of any conditions that cause frequent coughing.
  • Maintain a  healthy weight.

 

How can I treat cystocele?

  • Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight; extra weight can force the bladder down.
  • If you haven’t been doing them, begin working on Kegel exercises. Practice until you can hold them for 10-15 seconds and can do 10 repetitions per set frequently throughout the day.
  • Treat any constipation.
  • Stay hydrated!
  • Eat foods that are high in phyto-estrogens to help boost your estrogen levels. Soybeans, bran, and legumes are all high in phytoestrogens.
  • Up your intake of vitamin C, B complex vitamins, and whole grains. They help to boost estrogen levels naturally.
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