There are a variety of treatment options to treat or reduce the symptoms of incontinence. Making certain dietary changes such as eliminating spicy foods, sweet foods containing sugar or honey, citrus fruits and tomato based sauces can improve urinary incontinence. Reduce your intake of alcoholic, carbonated and caffeinated beverages.
Monitor how frequently you go to the bathroom and record this information so that you can share it with your physician. Try to urinate before you go to bed and when you wake up first thing in the morning. Practice Kegel exercises (do so by periodically ‘squeezing’ to stop urine flow, then releasing, while urinating) to control urination and strengthen bladder muscles.
Incontinence may be the cause of an underlying disorder, if this is the case, the disorder should be treated first. Medications such as antibiotics are often used to treat incontinence. However antibiotics have also been shown to disrupt the bodies natural ‘good’ bacteria (so always take pro-biotics along with any antibiotics you are prescribed).
More advanced incontinence can be treated with surgery but these procedures carry certain risks such as infection or trauma to nearby organs.
Herbal and homeopathic remedies provide a natural alternative to antibiotics by supporting the body’s natural balance and toning 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. Alternative treatments such as biofeedback can also lessen incontinence.