Bladder Control Issues Treatment Specialist in Greenwood Village, CO
Bladder control, also known as urinary evacuation, can be treated through a number of methods. The treatment options may all be influenced by the duration and degree of urination, as well as the person’s general health and lifestyle. Urinating frequently and urgently and having difficulty emptying the bladder are some of the most common symptoms of bladder control issues. It is important to remember that problems with bladder control can be caused by a variety of factors, including age, pregnancy, childhood, and specific medical illnesses. Dr. Russell, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN physician, and her professional team are ready to provide you with the best services. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8000 E. Prentice Ave., Suite D-10 Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
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Urinating while standing is the natural way to relieve oneself. However, not every person can stand while urinating. A person with a weak or damaged urinary system may also have difficulty controlling their urine. People who cannot control their urine may need to consider treatment options. To avoid health problems, people with weakened urinary systems must avoid overusing their bladders.
When a person feels the need to urinate, their bladder naturally contracts and releases its contents. In some cases, urination stops spontaneously when a person needs to go. However, some people with weak bladders cannot stop their urine even when they want to. Instead, they end up incontinent- meaning they lose control of their bladder and begin peeing everywhere. People with incontinence may have other health issues caused by uncontrolled urination. For example, an unhealthy diet may lead to weight gain and skin problems. Additionally, fever and inflammation in the body may occur as a result of poor hygiene and urinary tract infections (UTIs).
To help people who have lost control of their bladders, it helps to understand how they think. Urination happens in two stages: the forceful release of urine and the clearing of the body’s waste. To urinate, a person first thinks about his need to go and then thinks about his discharge. Most healthy people think about these things before they discharge their urine. This is called cranial closure; it closes the urethra and prevents accidental urination. Cranial closure prevents discharge during sexual activity as well as during strenuous exercise. To learn how to close your cranial nerve, watch videos online or talk through yoga exercises with your yoga teacher.
Many diseases start as UTIs but can lead to permanent health problems without treatment. Urinary tract infections occur when bacteria get into the lower part of a person’s urinary tract and damage his organs. In some cases, bacteria from the urethra – which carries urine from the bladder to the outside – infects the bladder as well: this is known as urethral infection. If bacteria infect both the bladder and urethra, a person may experience partial incontinence as well as fever, vomiting and swelling of his legs and feet.
Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control. The two most common types of incontinence affecting women are stress incontinence and urge incontinence, also known as overactive bladder. Urinary incontinence affects twice as many women as men. This may be because pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are more likely to cause urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is not a normal part of aging and can be treated.
Urinary incontinence is not a disease in itself. Urinary incontinence is a symptom of another health problem, usually weakness of the pelvic floor muscles. In addition to incontinence, some women have other urinary problems:
– Pressure or cramping in the pelvic area causing a strong urge to urinate
– Going to the bathroom more often than usual (more than eight times a day or more than two times at night)
– Urinating while sleeping (bedwetting)
We all know that getting enough nutrients from our diet is important. From calming bladder spasms to protecting pelvic floor muscles, vitamins may be just what you’re missing in your treatment plan.
Vitamin C is contained in food. Vitamin C in food and beverages is associated with decreased urination. Citrus fruits, green and red peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, white potatoes and tomatoes (including tomato juice!) are good sources of vitamin C.
Vitamin D. Vitamin D is known to support bone health as well as the immune system, heart health, blood sugar levels and mood regulation. Studies have also found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a higher risk of pelvic floor disease.
The best way to get the most vitamin D is through sunlight exposure, but it’s also found in many dairy products such as milk, yogurt and eggs, fish and dietary supplements.
Magnesium helps your body perform many functions, including lowering high blood pressure, regulating mood and preventing type 2 diabetes. It also ensures that our muscles and nerves are working properly, and some experts believe it can help improve incontinence symptoms by reducing bladder muscle spasms and emptying the bladder.
Good sources of magnesium: Bananas, avocados, black beans, cooked quinoa, certain fish, dark leafy greens, nuts and seeds.
Urinary incontinence, if left untreated or not treated properly, can lead to rashes and other skin conditions. Left untreated, overflow incontinence can lead to urinary tract infections. Urinary retention may be a medical emergency if severe enough.
Everyone should take steps to prevent the loss of bladder control. Doing so prevents health issues like UTIs and fevers that lead to weight gain or skin damage. It also keeps clothes from becoming wet from spontaneous urination. Additionally, learning how to control your thoughts helps you control your body’s needs for fresh air and cleanliness while you sleep at night. Apart from treating underlying health problems, learning how to control your bodily functions makes you feel much better mentally as you go about your daily life!
As we age, we begin to notice issues starting to occur. However, anyone can have bladder control issues. Don’t live with the symptoms; instead, treat them! Contact our clinic today to learn more. Dr. Russell, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN physician, and her professional team are ready to serve you with the best services. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8000 E. Prentice Ave., Suite D-10 Greenwood Village, CO 80111.