is the unintentional loss of urine, or the loss of bladder control. This means the you can't always control when you urinate. This of course is embarrassing, but it can be treated.Millions of people in the United States have urinary incontinence. It is most common at ages over 50 especially among women. One in three women over the age of 60 years are estimated to have bladder control problems. Acupuncture treatment, at West Acupuncture has been very successful in controlling urinary incontinence without surgery. This traditional method is also a very safe natural way of treating urinary incontinence using the body's own powers, completely free of negative side effects. What are the types of incontinence? There are two main kinds of chronic incontinence. Some women have both. Stress incontinence Stress incontinence is when urine leaks because of sudden pressure on your lower stomach muscles, such as when you cough, laugh, lift something or exercise. Stress incontinence usually occurs when the pelvic muscles are weakened, for example by childbirth or surgery. Stress incontinence is common in women and in many cases, can be treated successfully. Stress incontinence can be caused by childbirth, weight gain, or other conditions that stretch the pelvic floor muscles. When these muscles cannot support your bladder properly, the bladder drops down and pushes against the vagina. You cannot tighten the muscles that close off the urethra, so urine may leak because of the extra pressure on the bladder when you cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise, or do other activities. Urge incontinence Urge incontinence happens when you have a strong need to urinate but can't reach the toilet in time. This can happen even when your bladder is holding only a small amount of urine. Some women may have no warning before they accidentally leak urine. Other women may leak urine when they drink water or when they hear or touch running water. Overactive bladder is a kind of urge incontinence. But not everyone with overactive bladder leaks urine. Overactive Bladder Overactive bladder occurs when abnormal nerves send signals to the bladder at the wrong time, causing its muscles to squeeze without warning. Voiding up to seven times a day is normal for many women, but women with overactive bladder may find that they must urinate even more frequently. Overactive bladder is a common bladder condition (1 in 6 adults), but can be treated. Overactive bladder is a real medical condition. It is not a normal sign of aging. It can occur at any age. Specifically, the symptoms of overactive bladder include
- Urinary frequency—bothersome urination eight or more times a day or two or more times at night
- Urinary urgency—the sudden, strong need to urinate immediately
- Urge incontinence—leakage or gushing of urine that follows a sudden, strong urge
- Nocturia—awaking at night to urinate
- Ginseng Tea : patients who feels little energy, lethargy, fatigue, pale complexion, spontaneoussweating, dizziness, prolapse of organs, low voice, little desire to speak, weakness in the arms and legs edema, poor appetite, loose stools, headache after exertion, bloating, indigestion, tired eyes, dry skin
- Cinnamon Tea : patients who feel a cold sensation in low abdomen, cold extremities, cinnamon may lower blood glucose, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in type 2 diabetes, reducing the rise in blood sugar after eating. In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
- Citron Tea : people who are under a lot of stress and easily become red in face
- Wu Wei Zi Tea : It is widely used for all incontinence, reduces sweating, stops cough and diarrhea.
- Yu Li Ren Tea : This tea used rid the body of unnecessary moisture, swelling, strengthens the digestive system and stops diarrhea.
- To locate the right muscles, try stopping or slowing your urine flow without using your stomach, leg or buttock muscles. When you're able to slow or stop the stream of urine, you've located the right muscles.
- Squeeze your muscles. Hold for a count of 10. Relax for a count of 10.
- Repeat this 10 to 20 times, 3 times a day.
- You may need to start slower, perhaps squeezing and relaxing your muscles for 4 seconds each and doing this 10 times, 2 times a day. Work your way up from there.