Fortunately there are some herbs and exercise regimen that can help in the effective management of weak bladder syndrome. There are a wide range of factors that are responsible for weak bladder and the subsequent course of treatment would depend upon the underlying cause. Always consult your physician before trying any of the alternative remedies, to check whether they suit you and don’t interact with your other prescription drugs.
What Causes a Weak Bladder?
There are several factors that are responsible for a weak bladder. Some of the common conditions associated with urinary incontinence include,
- Urinary Bladder Infection is commonly associated with dribbling of urine and involuntary passage of urine from the bladder.
- Certain prescription drugs are known to result in urinary incontinence. Check with your physician and request for an alternative.
- Enlarged prostate in males or a prolapsed uterus in females are some of the factors that are responsible for urinary incontinence and weak bladder, due to undue pressure on the bladder.
- Nerve damage due to injury to the brain or the spinal cord may result in urinary incontinence and weak bladder.
- Frequent coughing, lifting heavy weights, or any activity that tends to increase the intra-abdominal pressure can result in weak bladder and result in involuntary passage of urine.
Signs of Weak Bladder
Weak bladder tends to affect the day to day functioning of an individual, as it is quite an embarrassing condition. The primary sign of a weak bladder is urinary incontinence or dribbling of urine. Frequent wetting of pants without knowledge is a fairly embarrassing and psychologically distressing situation. In addition frequent urinary tract infections are also associated with weak bladder and indicative of a urinary incontinence.
Natural Remedies to Treat Weak Bladder
Certain natural and herbal remedies are beneficial in the management of weak bladder condition,
- Fresh Corn Silk is found to be beneficial in the management of the condition.
- St John’s Wort is beneficial in the management of nerve irritation, when the causative factor for weak bladder is nerve tissue damage.
- Lady’s Mantle, Gota Kola and Witch Hazel are considered effective in reducing inflammation of the pelvic region and also helps in management of urinary incontinence.
- Other herbs that are found effective in management of urinary tract infection include uva ursi, buchu, Echinacea and usnea. These herbs prevent the occurrence of urinary tract infections and also aid in the management of urinary incontinence.
- Homeopathic remedies Gelsemium taken in low potency repeated over several times during the day is considered beneficial in the management of the condition. Gelsemium strengthens the muscles and prevents involuntary urination.