Urinary pain, frequent urination or urinary retention (inability to empty the bladder well) are the most common problems of this type. They often require medical attention or even surgery. But, in many cases, self-help with natural remedies can help support and improve the effectiveness of physician-prescribed therapy.
Most people get wet four to six times a day, depending on the amount of fluid they drink and the level of activity. Frequent urination can be due to ingestion of a large amount of fluid, urinary tract infection, irritation due to bladder stones, enlarged prostate, incontinence, diabetes, or anxiety (anxiety).
Urination pain, commonly described as mild or severe burning sensation, can be a result of urinary tract infection or other inflammation, vaginal fungus (candida) infection, penile inflammation, and kidney or bladder stones.
Slow or weak urination is common in older men due to enlargement of the prostate gland. The symptom can also occur in older women, perhaps due to weakness in the bladder wall muscles. Inability to urinate most often torments men. It may be due to obstruction (eg calculus or congenital anatomical deformity) in the bladder or urinary tube, tight foreskin, or enlarged prostate.
Occasionally it also occurs in women, due to pregnancy or uterine fibroids, which can pressure the urethra. Some urinary problems result from permanent nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis.
Drink plenty of water. Avoid caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea and Coca-Cola. They act as diuretics and produce a large amount of urine.
Eat healthy, with many foods rich in flavonoids, selenium, zinc, plant hormones, and vitamins A, C, and E. They strengthen your resistance to infection, maintain the health of your muscles, nerves, and other tissues, and reduce the likelihood of prostate enlargement and myoma.
Eat lots of fiber-rich foods to prevent bladder pressure from constipation. Remove excess weight as belly fat deposits can pressure the bladder.
Empty the bladder regularly to prevent infection from stagnant urine. To avoid anxiety, apply stress management techniques such as yoga, deep breathing, and other relaxation exercises.
Women of all ages should perform pelvic floor exercises to maintain the muscle tone that holds the urinary and reproductive organs. Do not smoke, or at least smoke less as cadmium from cigarettes can build up in the kidneys and promote calculus formation. In addition, smoking is an important risk factor for some forms of bladder cancer.
Author: S.G., Photo: Rangizzz / Shutterstock