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Natural Ways to Cure Incontinence

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: 25 million adult Americans experience incontinence and 70-80% of those sufferers are women.
Air Date: 5/7/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Jacob Tietlbaum, MD
Jacob Teitelbaum head shotJacob Teitelbaum, MD, is Director of the Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Practitioners Network and author of the best-selling book, From Fatigued to Fantastic! He is also the creator of the popular free iPhone & Android application "Cures A-Z."

He is the lead author of four studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and a study on effective treatment of autism using NAET.

Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr. Oz Show and Oprah & Friends. He lives in Kona, Hawaii.
Natural Ways to Cure Incontinence
Urinary incontinence happens when you are not able to keep urine from leaking out of your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. You may occasionally leak, or have no ability to hold urine in when you really have to "go."

Urinary incontinence isn't something you're proud to admit to your doctor, but it's certainly nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, according to the National Association for Continence, 25 million adult Americans experience incontinence and 70-80 percent of those sufferers are women.

What causes this medical condition?

Here are a couple scenarios...

When you're at the gym exercising, if you laugh, sneeze or cough and you experience a little leakage, this can be from the weakened muscles in your pelvic floor. To strengthen these muscles, you can do kegel exercises before or after you use the restroom.

Another one: Did you know that your urethra thins as you go into menopause? Holding in water can be a challenge during this time, and it is recommended that you use topical bio-identical estrogen to counteract the effect.

What else can you do to help with incontinence?

A natural product, Saga Pro, contains an herb called Angelica archangelica that helps support healthy bladder strength and function.

If you're not coughing or sneezing or at the gym and the urge to immediately use the bathroom comes randomly when you are just standing and talking, this may be coming from spasms in your bladder muscle.

To treat this in a natural way, take magnesium once a day. The realized result will take about six weeks, but it will help tremendously.

Dr. Tietlbaum and Dr. Holly share why incontinence happens and the natural ways to prevent and cure incontinence.