Mark Stengler, ND
It's an embarrassing problem that just keeps getting worse,'#157; stated Grisela, a 61-year-old patient. 'It's always something I worry about, especially when I laugh in public.
"It's an embarrassing problem that just keeps getting worse," stated Grisela, a 61-year-old patient. "It's always something I worry about, especially when I laugh in public." Grisela is not alone when it comes to the problem of urinary incontinence.
According to the Canadian Continence Foundation (continence-fdn.ca), one in four women, middle-aged or older, experience involuntary leakage of urine at some point in life, and the likelihood increases as women age. Conventional medicine offers adult diapers, drugs, or surgery. Holistic therapies are effective alternatives and should be tried before more invasive treatments.
The most common type of incontinence in women is known as stress urinary incontinence, which occurs when women lose urine during an activity such as exercising, laughing, or sneezing. Another type of incontinence, irritable bladder, is basically an overactive bladder that contracts involuntarily. Symptoms of incontinence may also be present in women with chronic urinary tract infections, many of whom are unaware they have an infection.
The first step in resolving incontinence is to work with a gynecologist to rule out any structural or medical causes and treat the underlying reason for incontinence.
Natural remedies and exercises can then work to tone the muscles controlling the bladder. Combined with a natural hormone-balancing program and healthy diet, they can help most women gain control of their urination.
Laugh Without Leaking Diet Connection
Homeopathy to the Rescue
Take 30C potency twice daily for two weeks and then use as needed to maintain improvements:
Strengthen the pelvic floor