Having to urinate is a perfectly normal biological function, but when you have to ‘go’ numerous times during the day and night, this normal biological function isn’t so normal. This problem can really interfere with your life, and it is important to know how to treat frequent urination.
What is Causing Frequent Urination?
Before you do anything at all, you need to know what is causing your frequent urination. Are you drinking more beverages than normal or consuming more caffeine? Are you experiencing more stress than normal? If any of this applies to you, make some changes in your eating habits and life to see if this takes care of the problem.
If this does not take care of the problem, you may need to see a doctor. Frequent urination can be an indication of some fairly serious problems, including a urinary tract infection, a bladder infection, prostate cancer, diabetes, an overactive bladder, or other conditions.
What to Do About Frequent Urination
After you see your doctor, and have a diagnosis of the cause of frequent urination, you will have several options. Often, treating the cause takes care of the symptom, but if it doesn’t, or if the cause is going to require long term treatment, your doctor may be able to prescribe medication that will help to control your urge to urinate.
Natural Treatment for Frequent Urination
If it isn’t possible for you to take medication for frequent urination, there are some natural treatments that you can try at home. Obviously, you want to eliminate caffeine from your diet. Also eliminate carbonated drinks, spicy foods, chocolate, alcohol, and artificial sweetening products. Following that, you can try to herbal, non-caffeinated teas. You can purchase marshmallow root tea from most health food stores.
Additionally, you can do Kegal Exercises to try to strengthen the muscles in the bladder and urethra to see if this helps. To do Kegal exercises, simply tighten up the muscles surrounding the genitals and hold it for a few seconds and then release. Repeat the process for a total of five minutes.
February 9th, 2011
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