Natural Healing For Urinary Incontinence

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If you suffer from overactive bladder you may feel frustrated by your options. Ignoring the problem and hoping it goes away won’t work, but you may feel self-conscious about wearing adult undergarments. You need a treatment plan that works so you can get on with your life without worrying about your bladder.

Medication Treatment

Medication is an option, but it comes at a price. You have to take them regularly and they come with some surprising and unwelcome benefits that may be worse than the health issue they’re designed to treat. Some common side effects of overactive bladder medication include:

  • Severe stomach pain
  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Fever
  • Burning or painful urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Irregular heartbeat

Sadly, the list of side effects from urinary antispasmodics goes on. These are just a few of the symptoms associated with incontinence medications. So, what should you do? Going through life searching for restrooms you can get to on a moment’s notice is no way to live. There’s got to be a better way.

Herbal Remedies

Some people prefer to treat their overactive bladder with herbal remedies, and while there are risks associated with any medication or herbal treatment, the side effects of herbs do seem to be milder than those of prescription urinary antispasmodics. If you’d like to go a more natural route, talk to your chiropractor or primary care physician about the following:

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  • Gosha-jinki-gan- A mixture of many herbs that decrease the frequency and urgency associated with overactive bladder.
  • Cornsilk- Used for centuries, corn silk is thought to have a soothing effect on the urinary tract. It’s also good for relieving urinary infection.
  • Saw palmetto- This common herb is effective for reducing inflammation in the prostate gland, making it a good choice for men with this difficulty.
  • Horsetail- This herb is a direct descendent from the gigantic plants that existed millions of years ago. It’s a diuretic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Chiropractic Care

A safe and natural option for many overactive bladder sufferers is chiropractic care. Bladder dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors, including pressure on the spinal cord. While therapeutic chiropractic adjustments may be used alone, some sufferers find that herbal supplementation helps increase their success rate when fighting this potentially embarrassing condition.

If your life has become increasingly centered on finding a restroom, it may be time to talk to your chiropractic team. Your doctor of chiropractic can perform adjustments and offer advice on lifestyle changes that will help get your life back on track. Chiropractic care feels good, is inexpensive and is a safe and natural treatment for a wide variety of ailments. If you’re interested in healthcare with no side effects whatsoever, the time has come to make the chiropractic choice.


Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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