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9. Meditation

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Meditation and guided imagery can help you regain control over your body and reduce incontinence.

In a 2009 study, Loyola University Health System researchers found that cognitive therapy involving deep breathing and guided imagery exercises training the brain to control the bladder helped reduce the average number of urge incontinence episodes per week from 38 to 12.

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Try relaxation and visualization exercises for a few weeks to notice an improvement in your condition.

10. Acupuncture

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According to Chinese medicine, acupuncture can help reduce urinary incontinence by strengthening the urinary system and correcting the imbalance of the kidneys.

It can help increase your ability to hold urine and reduce urinary urgency. Studies have also shown this therapy to be beneficial in treating incontinence, but further well-designed studies are still needed.

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Get your acupuncture treatment done by a qualified acupuncturist. Some of the acupressure points used to treat an overactive bladder include LI 11, ST 36, BL23, BL28, BL31, BL32, BL39, KI3, GV4, CV3, CV 4 and CV6. Most of the acupoints for urinary problems are located on the lower abdomen and lower back.

Additional Tips

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  • Add more fiber to your diet. Lack of fiber contributes to constipation that puts pressure on the bladder.
  • Drink sufficient, but not too much, water.
  • Lose excess weight.
  • Exercise for at least 20 to 30 minutes, 5 days a week.
  • Quit smoking. Heavy smokers are at greater risk of developing an overactive bladder.
  • Steer clear of alcohol and caffeinated beverages including tea, coffee and some sodas. They can worsen an overactive bladder and contribute to bladder irritation.
  • Avoid citrus fruits, tomatoes, vinegars, hot peppers and spicy dishes as they may irritate your bladder.
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners. They tend to aggravate urinary urges and frequency.
  • Maintain a consistent schedule of urinating every 2 to 4 hours, even if you do not feel like going.
  • Keep track of your symptoms to help identify the triggers and help your doctor determine the best course of treatment for you.

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Medic for Urinary Incontinence was last modified: September 11th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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21 thoughts on “Medic for Urinary Incontinence”

  1. Very very useful information ,knowledge, nd also the remidies u gave us,,thanku so much for nice nd authentic article,,many people wl be benificial with this,,its really very pious effort to make us aware of this common problem’s reasons..God bless you,,

  2. Hi can u help why when I touch anything cold like wet clothes or drink cold water I get weak,dizzy my eyes wants to shut,I feel better when I drink hot tea or a hot shower,this happens on cold days or hot days,love ur stuffs here its quiet interesting thank u patsy vlm

  3. well your web site giving confidence to control urge incontinence 77 year old man night time 4 times and day times 8 times without control sometimes in trousers, in car while walking etc what is the best home remedy to cure this Prostate, kidney, liver stomach, etc etc were tested and negative results doctors could not specifically say anything on this your site appears to good to give clear cut instructions to erase this problem await ur reply
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  4. My uncle had BPH for a couple of years and always had to get up many times during the night to pee, he also felt pain while peeing.  The urologist told him that it was a typical symptom of the enlarged prostate and that he needed to learn to deal with it, the doctor prescribed him alpharise health for his prostate and a new diet (tomatoes, fruits, nuts, vegetables and no red meat) . After some weeks realized there were good changes on him already

  5. Helpful info in this article. I had uti for about 3 years. I had to urinate frequently and urgently. The frequent need to urinate at night severely affected my sleep quality. I kept strictly to the food requirements, avoid spicy foods, alcohol, smoking, coffee,etc. But the medicines I took couldn’t help to cure it. Then a friend recommended me a herbal medicine called diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill, after 3 months medication, the infection was cured completely.

  6. Quite beneficial and helping information but doesn’t cover the postural incontinence after radical surgery of prostatectomy. After sitting on chair or bed, there is leakage on standing up. That means pressure on nerves by sitting is released on standing up leads to incontinence . How should it be prevented ?

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