Bladder discomfort is very common in women who tend to be vulnerable to such conditions as cystitis (inflammation of the urethra leading to painful infections), urinary infections of all kinds (including bladder and kidney infections) and pelvic inflammatory disease (that causes infections of the urethra and bladder.) Often antibiotics and heavy painkillers are prescribed to deal with the discomfort of these conditions, which often makes the problem a bit worse of the long term. This is because the overprescription of antibiotics over the long term builds a tolerance to bacterial infections in the pelvis. Yet another issue is bladder incontinence, which can develop due to aging or after childbirth.
5 Ways to Deal With Bladder Discomfort Naturally
Bladder discomfort embraces a number of distressing symptoms including the urge to urinate when the bladder is empty, itchy or burning genitals, belly cramps, and blood in the urine. Here are some ways to both prevent and deal with these symptoms.
1. Reduce your consumption of caffeine and alcohol. These substances irritate the bladder and urethra and can cause itching, pain and increased urination, even when an infection is not present.
2. Drink as much as ten eight-ounce glasses of water a day. Water flushes bacteria and the sharp blood crystals caused by a bladder infection out of your system.
3. Eat alkalizing fruits and vegetables such as watercress, green leafy vegetables, celery, cherries, cucumber, and pears. It is hard for bacteria to thrive in a body environment that is mostly alkaline.
4. Eat foods that are natural diuretics such as parsley, celery, and fennel to help encourage the flow of water through your system. This helps any bacteria lingering in your body to be rinsed away quickly.
5. Drink raw unsweetened cranberry juice. Cranberry juice contains an agent that help prevent bacteria from sticking to bladder walls.
5 Ways to Deal With Female Incontinence Naturally
Female incontinence is very common, but thankfully there are a few simple ways to discourage the condition from becoming permanent.
1. Make sure you are getting enough magnesium in your diet. Magnesium is the go-to mineral supplement to take if you feel that your bladder muscles are weak. Magnesium is also abundant in foods such as nuts, seeds, and bananas.
2. Eat foods that are rich in Vitamin D. A lack of muscle control is very much linked to not getting enough Vitamin D, and this can apply to the muscles on the pelvic floor that control incontinence. Take a Vitamin D supplement every day, and spend at least ten to fifteen minutes a day in direct sunlight. Consuming fish, eggs and foods fortified with Vitamin D can
3. Eat a clove of raw garlic a day. Raw garlic contains allicin, a natural antibiotic, and anti-fungal that can combat the types of infections that thrive on the lining of the urethra.
4. Do exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Simply sit comfortably and squeeze your pelvic floor muscles without squeezing your buttocks, stomach or thigh muscles. Do this 15 to twenty times without pause, at least twice a day.
5. Eat a diet rich in fiber to reduce constipation. This is important because a full colon can put pressure on the bladder and provoke the urge to urinate more frequently.
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