Thursday, May 11, 2017 by Russel Davis
Guidelines developed by the American Urological Association call for lifestyle and behavioral changes as primary treatments for an overactive bladder. People with an overactive bladder should opt for natural remedies such as dietary changes and fluid management. Patients may also try learning bladder control techniques such as scheduled, delayed, and double-void urination. The guidelines also recommend weight management, smoking cessation, and health counseling. The use of natural herbs and supplements was also encouraged in patients with an overactive bladder.
An article in MedicalNewsToday.com lists seven herbs and supplements that can be used as treatment for an overactive bladder.
Having an overactive bladder is one of the most common urinary conditions that affect millions of people in the U.S. According to the Urology Care Foundation (UCF), an overactive bladder in itself is not a disease, but rather a group of urinary symptoms. The most common symptom of an overactive bladder is a sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate, the foundation notes. According to the UCF, about 33 million people in the U.S. suffer from an overactive bladder. The foundation also reports that 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men in the U.S. suffer from overactive bladder symptoms.
However, the foundation estimates that cases of overactive bladder could actually be higher, as many people who have the condition do not seek medical attention. According to the foundation, some patients are embarrassed of having the condition, while others do not know how to discuss the condition with their health care specialists. Some patients are also not aware of available treatments for an overactive bladder, the foundation says. (Related: Read more about how to cleanse your body and live a cleaner, more productive life by reading the articles in Detox.news).
According to the foundation, an overactive bladder can be a red flag for other underlying conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease, and multiple sclerosis. The condition can also be linked to other factors such as surgery, child birth, or medication. However, an overactive bladder does not seem to have an underlying cause for some people, the foundation says.