What is a bladder control problem? It is someone who has trouble stopping or starting the flow of urine from the bladder. Incontinence is another type of bladder control problem and is described as an uncontrollable leaking of urine from the bladder.
People with bladder control issues have a health problem and a social problem. Everyone knows what the health problem is but let me explain what I mean by the social problem. Anyone that has a bladder control problem will suffer from social embarrassment. They don’t want to go out in public or be with their friends because this problem can be noticeable and they usually limit their time away from their home. They make themselves more and more isolated from people around them and can lead to depression.
Physical problems that are caused by incontinence are bladder infections, skin irritations and infections, falls, fractures, and disturbance with their sleep. This is why it is so important for people to get to a health professional to find out what they can do to solve the problem. Most people are too embarrassed to talk about it but this problem will not go away and it could gets worse and would end up with an even more serious problem. I know that is easier said than done but it is very important.
Here are some of the symptoms to look out for.
One: Urgency – the feeling of having to urinate very soon.
Two: Hesitancy – when trying to urinate but you have a difficult time getting a urine stream going.
Three: Frequency – having to urinate often.
Four: Dysuria – a painful or burning sensation when trying to urinate. This usually has to do with bladder infection or possible kidney stone.
Common Vitamins and over the counter products can help with treating Bladder Infections such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, L-cysteine, Vitamin E, Zinc and Cranberry Juice.
Vitamin C can reduce the risk of developing urinary bladder cancer in smokers and drinkers.
Vitamin A is an important immune system stimulant. DR. Nauss reported a reduced T-cell immune response in patients with a Vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A deficiency may increase the risk of cancers of the lung, larynx, bladder, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum and prostate. Vitamin A is stored in the liver and fat cells of the human body and can reach toxic levels. DO NOT take more than the recommended dosage of Vitamin A.
L-cysteine is another immune system stimulant but should always be taken in conjunction with Vitamin C to reduce the risk of developing stone formation in the kidneys and bladder.
Vitamin E accelerates wound healing and aids in the functioning of the immune system.
Zinc also has a profound influence on the body’s ability to resist disease.
Cranberry Juice may also help prevent kidney and bladder infections. If you are taking COUMADIN then check with your doctor before using cranberry.
Always consult your doctor before using this information.
This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.