by A. Grano on September 14th, 2011 at 7:00 am
Gotta go? You’re not alone. According to statistics, an estimated 25 million Americans suffer from occasional or chronic symptoms of urinary incontinence, and about 200 million people worldwide. However, it’s still a ‘private’ issue, as many people are embarrassed to admit the problem, says the National Association for Continence (NAFC).
A common myth is that the condition only affect the elderly. While the risk definitely increases with age, NAFC estimates that one-third of men and women ages 30 to 70 have lost bladder control at some point as adults, with the average patient in the mid- to late-40s age range, and some as young as 20.
Another myth is that natural childbirth inevitably leads to incontinence problems, but research says this isn’t always the case. Incontinence isn’t always linked to prostate problems in men, either. While an enlarged prostate lead to frequent urination, radiation therapy or surgery for prostate cancer are more often to blame for affecting bladder control.
Addressing the problem as soon as it starts is the best bet, as many people wait until they begin experiencing advanced symptoms, which makes bladder control issues harder to manage.
Herbal and homeopathic remedies can help support the body’s natural balance and tone the entire urinary system. Herbs such as Astragalus membranaceous and Equisetum arvense have a beneficial effect on the immune system and promote healthy bladder functioning. Homeopathic ingredients such as Calcium fluor, Nat. phos and Nat.sulph maintain the healthy functioning of the bladder, liver, pancreas and prostate.
Kegel exercises, the act of squeezing the muscles you’d use to stop urinating, are also recommend by experts for both women and men. Regular practice can also help bladder control.
N-Con Tonic™ Homeopathic remedy reduces urine leakage associated with incontinence and improves bladder control