Urinary leakage from the bladder includes frequent urging with little flow. Causes in women are generally menopausal problems from lack of estrogen, chronic constipation, weakness from childbirth, or a weak pelvic floor (from sitting too much). There are more women than men suffering from this. Men suffering from this can have an enlarged prostate. Men, see Prostate Problems, BPH Natural Remedies. Other causes of incontinence include prescription drug side effects.
Medical treatment for incontinence can include drugs which dry up body fluids (may cause a myriad of side effects) or act to calm bladder spasms. All drugs treat the symptoms of urinary leakage, not the cause.
Naturally, we want to get to the cause of the urinary incontinence. Also, getting rid of urinary stressors such as tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and soda pop will go a long way to eliminating urinary problems.
Stress and nervousness is often a cause of urinary incontinence, and herbs and other natural treatments can help. Other treatments can include strengthening the prostate, for men, and addressing hormonal issues during menopause for women. Doing Kegel exercises for at least 3 months can help with pelvic floor weakness.
Herbs for Incontinence
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dave’s Kidney Formula – to strengthen the urinary system, including the prostate.
Dave’s Mood Formula – for nervous or stress associated with continence.
Dave’s Recovery Formula – for muscle weakness and spasms associated with incontinence.
Dr. Christopher’s Changease – for hormone weakness of menopausal women.
Marshmallow root – to soothe bladder irritation.
Cell Salts to Help with Incontinence
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#2 Calc fluor 6X – pelvic floor weakness
#6 Kali phos 6X – stress and nervous incontinence
#7 Kali sulph 6X – hormonal weakness incontinence
Incontinence Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Causticum (#1 Homeopathic for Incontinence) – Urinary leakage by drops with coughing, sneezing, and laughing. Urine leaks at night. Urine leaks out by physical exertion. Nervous incontinence. Can be in especially old thin, cold women. Depression and restlessness with irritability. The most important remedy.
Arsenicum Album – Sudden urinary urging and burning upon urination. Nervous causes. Physical weakness, thirsty. Perfectionist. They suffer from embarrassment of incontinence because they are so neat and tidy.
Gelsemium – Urinary leaking from emotional excitement. Internal trembling; nervous exhaustion. Uncomfortable with getting in front of groups.
Sepia – hormonal causes in exhausted and menopausal women. Bladder weakness from uterine prolapse. Bladder pressure with leakage. Worse from laughing, coughing, and sneezing. May have low sex drive.
Pulsatilla – hormonal causes to urinary leakage. Poor urinary control especially in menopausal women. Urine leaks when angry. Hard to make decisions. Cries easily.
Zincum metallicum – incontinence from nervous conditions. Leakage from coughing or sneezing. Evening dribbling of urine. Nervous exhaustion. Exhausted, moody, irritable.
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes