From one Urinary incontinence spoken when the bladder empties suddenly without any influence. Even if a drop of urine is lost, incontinence is medically spoken of, which can be both temporary and chronic and is often based on urinary tract infections, drainage disorders or excessive internal pressure in the abdomen. In addition to targeted training of the pelvic floor muscles, home remedies such as pumpkin seeds or cranberries are particularly suitable for successfully treating incontinence.
A tea made from real goldenrod helps flush bacteria out of the urinary tract.
The classic home remedies for urinary incontinence include pumpkin seeds from the medicinal pumpkin, which are suitable for treating men, women and children alike.
Not to be confused with the commercially available vegetable pumpkins, the kernels of the medicinal pumpkin have a particularly high concentration of phytosterols, which have a positive effect on the urological metabolism. The pumpkin seeds support the functioning of the bladder and prostate system and alleviate bladder weakness by strengthening the bladder muscles. It is recommended to take a heaping tablespoon of pumpkin seeds daily, with the therapy being carried out over a longer period of time.
The bark of the sumac, known to many as the woman's bush, also has a high content of phytosterols. Originally found in North America, the plant has been used for the treatment of irritable bladders, urinary tract infections and urinary incontinence for more than 120 years. The extract from the sumac spice is often found in combination preparations with the medicinal pumpkin, in order to ensure an anti-inflammatory effect against cystitis.
The effective components of the real goldenrod are also available as tea. The goldenrod tea has a diuretic and germicidal effect, so that the urinary tract is flushed out to flush out bacteria. In addition, real goldenrod has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and pain relieving effects. Real goldenrod is often offered in combination with nettle, horsetail and hops as bladder kidney tea. This tea should be drunk at least once a day and for several weeks for prevention.
A special bladder and pelvic floor training program offers an aid against incontinence that makes everyday life easier. During bladder training, the lower abdomen should be gently stroked with the hand and patted lightly every three hours. With a little practice, this can trigger a reflex that results in bladder emptying. This training is helpful before leaving the house and there is no toilet available on the way.
In addition, the bladder itself can be specifically trained. First of all, it should be ensured that the bladder always empties at certain times. It is recommended to keep a diary in which the respective intervals are noted in order to document successes or failures.
The intervals between bladder evacuations are then lengthened step by step. Even if there is an urge to urinate, it should be "held" for a short moment. This automatically trains the pelvic floor muscles, which helps to regain control of the bladder function.More specific exercises for the bladder and pelvic floor can be learned in various courses from educational institutions.
The berries and leaves of the lingonberry are among the most popular alternative remedies for incontinence, cystitis and bladder weakness.
It is the tannic acids and arbutin contained in the cranberry leaves that help against urinary tract infections. Another effective alternative are bearberry leaves, which work in the same way. A tea made from cranberry leaves also prevents bacteria from settling in the bladder and kidneys and should be drunk up to three times a day. The cranberries, on the other hand, can be helpful fresh, dried, cooked or as a juice.
Rich in vitamins A, B and C, cranberries are known for their astringent, antibacterial and diuretic properties. Here, too, the cranberry is an effective alternative.
In general, urinary incontinence or urinary infection should never restrict fluid intake. On the contrary, the fluid intake should be increased in order to benefit from the flushing effect of the bladder. Blisters that are painful and cramped due to inflammation can be relieved and relaxed in a hip bath with added chamomile. For a hip bath, either fresh chamomile flowers or tea bags are added to the bath water, whereby the bath temperature should not exceed 38 degrees Celsius.