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Understanding overactive bladder syndrome and how to deal with it

by DrPrem Jagyasi

In various aspects of a person’s life, having an overactive bladder plays an enormous impact. Due to this, some people also avoid social situations, dinner outings and even vacations. Due to this problem, you may end up not meeting your friends or spending quality time with your loved ones only because you do not know when you may want to rush to the bathroom. Some people even find it very embarrassing since it can trigger anywhere and at any time.

Do not be embarrassed to speak it out


When you realize that you have a problem wherein you cannot control your urination, it is essential that you should go to a doctor immediately. You should not be embarrassed about your problem instead you need to speak to an expert who can guide you on this front. Taking care of this problem at the correct time will be very helpful for you.

To help you get the right kind of treatment, your doctor will ask you a few questions and conduct a few tests, he will find out why you may be having this problem.  There are various risks and complication that you can be prone to if you do not look into the problem as soon as you can. When you age, this problem can become all the more complicated, and since your body cannot cope with too many medicines, you might also develop other complications.

Some of the reasons why you may develop it

Having an overactive bladder is a condition that starts due to the involuntary movement of the bladder muscles. This happens even when there is not much flow, but still you feel the urge to go to the toilet. There are many reasons why a person can develop this condition; some of them are as follows.

  • You are diabetic
  • You have various kinds of neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis and stroke
  • You are on constant medication due to which their fluid intake has increased
  • There is an acute infection in the urinary track
  • You are drinking too much of alcohol, coffee or caffeine.
  • Aging can also be a factor due to which you may develop a cognitive functional problem. This can also be another reason why you are urinating frequently.
  • You face problems while walking since you have the constant need to go the bathroom.
  • If you have a habit of going to the bathroom but have a habit of not emptying your bladder completely. Due to the lack of storage space for the urine, you can end up having an overactive bladder.

Natural ways to take care of your bladder problem


Well now, you can surely take care of this problem in an effective manner by treating it at the right time with the right kind of medications and lifestyle alteration. This can include behavioral changes, medication and even a blend of the two. Your doctor will surely give you all the necessary guidance that you need, but there are still things that you can do by yourself. You can take care of this problem by adopting a few natural and effective which are as follows:

Learn to train your bladder

Most of the time when you are dealing with an overactive bladder, it is essential that you should learn how to train our bladder. There is a technique called as scheduled voiding where in you have to train your bladder to learn how to control the urge. The minute you feel that you want to run to the bathroom, the natural thing is that you give in to the feeling. However, in this technique, you should learn how to wait for a while before you can go. You can start with a few seconds and gradually increase it.

Exercises like pelvic floors and various others


As much as you should ensure that you focus on the muscles of your abs, arms etc, you also need to make sure that you focus on strengthening your pelvic muscles. This will help to control the urination. By tightening and relaxing the muscles, it will help you to learn how to control your urination. There is also another method wherein you can use the help of electrical pulse for strengthening your muscles; this is possible through a device that is called electrodes. This is placed inside the rectum or vagina.

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