The hollow organ in the pelvis which stores urine is the bladder. The pressure which is created when the bladder fills with urine is the cause for urge. When people are urinating, then the urine travels from the bladder and out of the body through urethra. We know that in women, the front wall of the vagina is supporting the bladder. This wall can loosen or weaken with age. When it is worsen enough, then the bladder can prolapse which means that bladder is no longer supported and it descends into the vagina.
The most common symptoms of prolapsed bladder are pain or urinary leakage during sexual intercourse; a feeling of fullness or pressure in your pelvis and vagina; repeated bladder infections; increased discomfort when you strain, cough, bear down or lift; a feeling that you have not completely emptied the bladder after urinating. In severe cases, there can be a bulge which protrudes through your vaginal opening and this can feel like you are sitting on an egg. There can be different causes for prolapsed bladder, such as childbirth; estrogen which is not produce after menopause; having long – term constipation which can damage the muscles of pelvic floor; having a long – term condition which involves coughing; straining during bowel movements and lifting heavy objects. You need to talk with your doctor if you suffer from prolapsed bladder, before you start using some of the below mentioned home remedies for this condition.
Home remedies for prolapsed bladder
Lose weight: If you are diagnosed with prolapsed bladder, then you should lose weight. You need to talk with your doctor about the best way for losing weight. It is known fact that the obesity can be a major cause for prolapsed bladder. When you will drop a few pounds in a safe manner, then it can take pressure off of your muscles and ligaments which means that it can reverse the condition. It is known that the excess abdominal fat can put more pressure on your bladder and this can cause the cystocele to sag more. It is recommended doing regular exercises, such as brisk walking and eating a low – fat diet.
Increase the estrogen levels: It is known that the estrogen can help you to strengthen your vaginal muscles. If you already gone through menopause, then you should increase your estrogen levels because it will strengthen the vaginal muscles so you can help yourself in the treatment of prolapsed bladder. You need to talk with your doctor about the best way for increasing estrogen levels. Some foods which are high in phytoestrogens are legumes, bran and soybeans.
Ginseng: There are some studies in which are said that women should use ginseng supplements as their natural treatment for prolapsed bladder. You need to talk with your doctor for the correct dosage and if it is suitable for you.
Black cohosh: This home remedy can be used for the natural treatment of prolapsed bladder. You can use black cohosh supplements but talk with your doctor for the correct dosage and suitability.
Avoid stressful activities: You need to avoid activities which are making a high stress on your pelvic floor. They can worsen the symptoms of prolapsed bladder.
Horse chestnut: This natural cure can be made into a cream for toning. It is used as home remedy for varicose veins but also it can be used for prolapsed bladder.
Horsetail: This home remedy is used for kidney and bladder problems so it can be used as a home remedy for prolapsed bladder. It has silicon which can help in building of cells.
Avoid smoking: Smoking can worsen the symptoms of prolapsed bladder as well as the overall health. This is a reason why you should stop smoking as soon as possible.
Nutmeg: You can take this home remedy internally for the treatment of symptoms of prolapsed bladder. There are not many information about the long – term use of nutmeg so you need to talk with your doctor before you start using as your home remedy for prolapsed bladder. If you are pregnant and suffer from prolapsed bladder, then you should not use this home remedy.
Echinacea: If you feel like that you are fighting against a virus, then you should use Echinacea as your natural treatment.
Kegel exercises: It is known fact that Kegel exercises can help in the treatment of prolapsed bladder. These exercises can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles which mean that it can support the bowel, bladder and uterus. When the pelvic floor is strengthened, then it provides better support for the pelvic organs and this can give you a relief from the symptoms which are associated with prolapsed bladder. You should contract (tighten) your pelvic floor muscles. These are muscles which you are using for urinating. You should hold the contraction for 5 seconds and then relax for 5 seconds. If this is too difficult for you, then you should start by holding for 2 seconds and then relax for 3 seconds. You should work up by holding the contraction for ten seconds at a time. You should do 3 sets of ten repetitions of Kegel exercises each day. You should talk with your doctor about your exercises, if you are using the right muscles. This type of exercise can be most successful when it is taught by a physical therapist and it is reinforced with biofeedback. Biofeedback is using monitoring devices which can help you to tighten the proper muscles with optimal intensity and length of time. When you have learned the proper method, then you can do the Kegel exercises discreetly just about any time whether you are relaxing on the couch or you are sitting at your desk.
Astragalus: This herb can be used as a home remedy for prolapsed bladder because it can help you in the fight if you feel that you are fighting against a virus.
Control coughing: If you suffer from bronchitis or chronic cough, then you should talk with your doctor about the best natural treatment for you because they can lead to prolapsed bladder if they are left untreated.
Avoid heavy lifting: You should avoid heavy lifting and you should talk with professional trainer to show you how to lift correctly. If you have decided to lift, then you should use your legs instead of your back or waist.
Avoid excess sugar: We know that when we are consuming too much sugar, then it can worsen our health. Also this can have negative effect in the treatment of prolapsed bladder. You need to avoid sugar as much as you can to support your digestion.
Treat and prevent constipation: You should add high – fiber foods in your diet because they can help you in the treatment and prevention of constipation.
Water: It is recommended drinking a lot of water throughout the day because it can help you to reduce the symptoms of prolapsed bladder. When you are drinking a lot of water, then it can help you to maintain the hydration levels. Also, it is known that water can help you to have regular bowel movements. Also you can drink natural juice so talk with your doctor which is the best juice for your condition.
Avoid weight gain: You need to talk with your doctor for your ideal weight and you should get advice on weight – loss strategies if you cannot lose weight on your own.
Comfrey leaf: This is a home remedy which can be used to heal tissue. It can promote the cell regeneration. The leaves of comfrey can be used as a tea for the treatment of prolapsed bladder but its internal use is controversial. You need to talk with your doctor before you start using some of comfrey leaves for your prolapsed bladder.
Minimize coffee: You need to reduce the amount of coffee which you drink. Also you should avoid other drinks that have caffeine in them. Minimizing coffee can support your digestion which is very important in the treatment of prolapsed bladder.
Vitamins: It is recommended taking Vitamin C and B vitamins because these vitamins can help to boost your estrogen levels in natural way.
Maya abdominal massage: This type of massage is offering support to the organs and ligaments of the pelvic bowl and this can support the bladder to find its way out of the vaginal wall. This type of massage is supporting the overall reproductive, digestive, urinary, emotional health and balance. This type of massage is found in the ancient Mayan medicine. It is involving hands and non – invasive manipulation which can reposition the internal organs which are shifted and it can restrict the blood flow, lymph, nerve and chi. You should talk with technician who has experience in doing Maya abdominal massage before you start doing it.
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