05/08/2016

Home remedies for frequent urination

The urge for frequent urination is one of the common distressing problems most of us experience at least once in our lifetime. It is absolutely normal to urinate 4-6 times a day and your bladder can store urine until you evacuate it. The warning bell rings if you pass urine more than 8 times a day or if the urge to urinate wakes you up a couple of times in the middle of the night.
While it is normal to feel an urge to urinate 4-6 times a day but if it exceeds this number, you may be suffering from the problem of frequent urination, especially if you need to urinate more than 8 times a day. From diabetes, pregnancy, anxiety to bladder stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infection and prostate problem, there can be multiple causes of frequent urination. If you have not been drinking excess water or too close to your bedtime and still having to urinate for more than 8 times a day or wake up repeatedly at night, you must visit your doctor for underlying cause of frequent urination. This becomes crucial if your frequent urination is accompanied by fever and chills. If there is nothing very serious about your frequent urination problem, you can use one or more of the below home remedies for frequent urination.

Frequent urination is the urge to urinate frequently and at very short intervals which can be very aggravating and distressful. It disrupts your normal life style and results in poor sleep. Normally the need to urinate is four to eight times a day and in the night once or twice. If the need to urinate is more than this, then there is malfunction of the bladder. The urethra carries urine from the bladder out 


of the body and when the lining of the urethra gets inflamed due to infection, the urge to empty the bladder frequently arises.
If there is no underlying medical condition that requires treatment by a physician, there are things that can be done to reduce urinary frequency.
Fenugreek Seeds for Frequent Urination
Fenugreek seeds are a very good source of vitamins, phytonutrients and minerals including zinc. Not only does these seeds act as laxative, digestive agent and a remedy for cough as well as bronchitis, but are also excellent remedy for frequent urination. If you have this problem of urine leakage along with the urge to urinate frequently, you can consider this remedy for good.
Fenugreek seeds- 1-4 tbsp

Dry roast the fenugreek seeds in a pan until they change their color to dark brown and you get a nice 
aroma.
Now let the seeds cool down.
Once the fenugreek seeds cool down, grind them to powder and store in a small jar or bottle with a lid.
Take ½ tsp of this roasted fenugreek seed powder and have it daily. You may have it with water.
Spinach is jam-packed with nutrients which are very good and necessary for the entire body. Consuming boiled spinach for dinner will provide people with a great frequent urination urge relieving effect at night. Besides, you can mix coconut water with spinach juice and drink it in a daily basis to get even better result after all. Spinach is very powerful as it can help to balance the excess or less of urine flow. In fact, this is also one of the best home remedies for frequent urination that people should make use for good!
Sesame seeds are actually an abundant source of essential fibers, minerals, vitamins, and they are also the powerful antioxidants which will help to prevent our body from the harms of several diseases and infections. Consuming jaggery mixed with sesame seeds mixed is a useful medicine to control the excessive urinary flow. Besides, you should mix a little (a few grams) jaggery, carom seeds, and black sesame seeds and take it to reduce the symptoms of frequent urination faster. This is actually one of the best home remedies for frequent urination in men and women that I would like to reveal in this entire article and want my readers to learn and make use for good!
While it is normal to feel an urge to urinate 4-6 times a day but if it exceeds this number, you may be suffering from the problem of frequent urination, especially if you need to urinate more than 8 times a day. From diabetes, pregnancy, anxiety to bladder stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infection and prostate problem, there can be multiple causes of frequent urination. If you have not been drinking excess water or too close to your bedtime and still having to urinate for more than 8 times a day or wake up repeatedly at night, you must visit your doctor for underlying cause of frequent urination. This becomes crucial if your frequent urination is accompanied by fever and chills. If there is nothing very serious about your frequent urination problem, you can use one or more of the below home remedies for frequent urination.

Amla-Banana-Honey Remedy for Frequent Urination

Amla is the Indian gooseberry. It is widely used in many medications prepared by Ayurveda stream of medicine in India. The high amounts of anti-oxidants present in amla helps cleanse your bladder and improve the strength of its muscle. Sphincter strength is also increased by amla juice and thus it is especially a good remedy for those whose muscles and sphincter of urinary bladder get weakened.

Amla (Indian gooseberry)- 1 (or use amla powder- ½ tsp but it is less effective than fresh amla)
Banana- 1
Sugar candy powder/ jaggery (basically you need unprocessed sugar)- 1 tsp
Honey- 1 tsp
Crush the amla or grate it after deseeding.
Extract its juice by pressing against a sieve or in a clean cloth.
Add sugar candy powder to the freshly extracted amla juice and mix well.
Add honey to this and have the mixture with banana.
Have this 2-4 times a day depending upon the severity of your frequent urination problem.
Pomegranate for Frequent Urination Remedy
If your frequent urination problem is due to prostate problem, what you need is the delicious fruit, pomegranate. Pomegranates are rich sources of anti-oxidants and such natural components as polyphenols, anthocyanins and ellagic acid. But what is most effective for urination problem due to prostate issue is its juice that inhibits an enzyme that produces estrogen, the possible cause of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) in older men. The antioxidants of pomegranate remove free radicals from that may damage the cellular membranes or DNA leading to prostate cancer.
Pomegranates- 3-6 (enough to make 1- 1-1/2 cups of juice)
Separate the seeds of pomegranate and take out their juice.
Have this juice.
You need to have about 1 to one and a half cups of pomegranate juice daily.

Sesame and Other Seeds Remedy for Frequent Urination

Sometimes deficiency of zinc is also associated with prostate problem and one of the symptoms of prostate problem is frequent urination. You should therefore eat more fruits and vegetables that are a good source of zinc like apples and apricots. Sesame seeds are a very good source of zinc as are other seeds like watermelon seeds, pumpkin seeds etc.

Get this:
Black sesame seeds
White sesame seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Cucumber seeds
Watermelon seeds
Melon seeds kernels
Take all the above seeds in equal quantity
Jar with lid
Hot milk- 1 cup
Take all the seeds and grind them to get a powder.
Store this seeds powder in a jar with lid.
Now to use it, take ½ tsp of the prepared seeds powder.
Have this with a cup of hot milk daily.

Fenugreek Seeds for Frequent Urination 

Fenugreek seeds are a very good source of vitamins, phytonutrients and minerals including zinc. Not only does these seeds act as laxative, digestive agent and a remedy for cough as well as bronchitis, but are also excellent remedy for frequent urination. If you have this problem of urine leakage along with the urge to urinate frequently, you can consider this remedy for good.
Fenugreek seeds- 1-4 tbsp
Dry roast the fenugreek seeds in a pan until they change their color to dark brown and you get a nice aroma.
Now let the seeds cool down.
Once the fenugreek seeds cool down, grind them to powder and store in a small jar or bottle with a lid.
Take ½ tsp of this roasted fenugreek seed powder and have it daily. You may have it with water.

Cranberries for Frequent Urination

If you suffer from frequent urination due to urinary tract infection (UTI), cranberries and cranberry
juice may prove to be an effective remedy. Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants known as proanthocyanidins. Now what do these proanthocyanidins do? For this you need to first know that UTI is mainly caused by bacteria that live on the genitals or in your digestive tract. When these bacteria enter into your urinary tract and stick to the walls of your bladder and ureters, you get a urinary tract infection. Now the proanthocyanidins present in cranberry juice break this bond of bacteria with the walls of your urinary tract. The bacteria are then driven out of your system. However, it is effective in the early stages of UTI. If you have crossed the early stage and are on medical treatment, cranberry juice may actually increase the instances of frequent urination as it is an effective diuretic. Consult your doctor if you should take this juice or not if you are already having medicines for UTI.
Have 1-2 cups of cranberry juice a day.

Yogurt for Frequent Urination Remedy


One of the effective natural remedies for frequent urination is having yogurt, the plain yogurt. Such yogurt has in itself the beneficial bacteria named Lactobacillus acidophilus. Lactobacillus acidophilus effectively prevents the growth of harmful bacteria in your whole system including bladder and urinary tract. So, if the cause behind your frequent urination is the bacterial infection, having plain yogurt may help you get rid of it.
Have 1-2 bowls of plain yogurt everyday
Do not ever have flavoured yogurt because they contain sweeteners as well other artificial agents and do not contain the beneficial bacteria.


Kegel Exercises to Get Rid of Frequent Urination


Our pelvic floor muscles support and hold up our bladder. When these pelvic floor muscles become weak, we can experience not only urine leakage but also frequent urination and urinary incontinence. Kegel exercises can drastically improve the strength of your pelvic floor muscles and help you get rid of frequent urination and other urine related problem
First of all, you need to identify your pelvic floor muscles. For this, while you are urinating, stop urination midstream. If you are able to stop urinating midway, you will just know what muscle have you contracted.
Now to do kegel exercise, empty your bladder fully.
Lie down on your back.
Then tighten the pelvic floor muscles. Just Pull in and squeeze these muscles.
It is important not to tense the muscles in your buttocks, legs, or abdomen. Also don’t hold your breath. Instead, breathe freely while doing the exercise.
You have contracted your muscles, hold this squeeze for 5-10 seconds, and then relax for the next 5-10 seconds.
Do this again, contract the muscles, hold, and relax. Repeat this for 5-10 times in a row.
Do this exercise 3-4 times daily. This means you need to do 3-4 sets of 10 contractions daily.
As with all other exercises, Kegel exercise will strengthen your pelvic muscles slowly and gradually. Do this exercise daily for 3-6 weeks and do this daily for at least 3 times.

Bladder retraining: This treatment is helpful for overactive bladder syndrome. It involves holding your urine for a slightly longer time than you usually do. The intervals are lengthened, often over the course of about 12 weeks. This helps retrain the bladder to hold urine longer and to urinate less frequently


Prostate Massage for Frequent Urination in Men

One of the treatments for frequent urination in men due to prostate problems is the Prostate Massage Therapy. This massage is either given internally or externally. While this treatment should always be conducted by your doctor, it finds place in this remedy list for frequent urination because this technique doesn’t use any drug. Internal Prostate Massage is done through the anal opening with the help of special tools. Massage is given to the prostate walls to ease the flow of urine. External massage is given in between the scrotum and anus.

.
Cut Out Alcohol and Caffeine

Alcohol and caffeine consumption worsens overactive bladder. Both are stimulants and diuretics, so you may experience increased urination along with powerful urges to go. Cutting out caffeine doesn’t just mean skipping your morning cup of coffee. Other sources of caffeine include:soda
tea
chocolate

pomegranate peel

For people who suffer from the problem of frequent urination, pomegranate peel can actually work as an effective natural treatment which can help to deal with the issue fast and safely. All you need to do is to make a fine pomegranate peel paste and mix a little amount of the paste with water (just a few drops) and apply for twice per day. You can apply this for 5 days or more until you see the result you desired. This vitamin and antioxidant rich fruit will help to lower the heat of your bladder and thereby giving wonderful reduction in the urge for frequent urination.

Abdominal Massage for Frequent Urination in Women

Many women experience menstrual problems that may lead to bladder issues including frequent urination, bladder infections, or Interstitial Cystitis. The cause behind these conditions may be the tilted position of uterus that exerts excess pressure onto the bladder. In such cases, abdominal massage can be a remedy for not only frequent urination but also the other related issues. Massage basically repositions the organs in the lower pelvic cavity like bladder, uterus, lower bowel and rectum. While there are certain steps that can be learnt to conduct such massage to get rid of frequent urination, it is highly recommended that expert help should be taken for such massages. For a general understanding, these steps of massage are given here but one should always take assistance of massage therapist in doing so.

Place the tips of the fingers at the top of your pubic bone.
Move your hands in short strokes inwards (towards your spine) and upwards (towards your head).
The best position for doing such massage is while lying down, preferably before you go to sleep.
The hands should travel from the public bone to the navel in short strokes.

Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are a common method of decreasing your sugar and calorie intake. Despite these benefits, sweeteners can aggravate both urinary urges and frequency. According to the National Association for Continence, the risk for these symptoms is higher with artificially sweetened diet drinks than it is with sugary beverages.
Common culprits include acesulfame K, aspartame, and sodium saccharine. Get rid of sugary beverages altogether and make the switch to water if you’re still worried about calories.

Lose Weight

Being overweight poses a number of health risks, including overactive bladder. Fat around your abdomen and hips places extra pressure on your pelvic muscles, increasing urination. This is one reason pregnant women experience increased urination during the second and third trimesters.


Diet Remedies for Frequent Urination
    Sometimes, it is as simple as changing some of your food habits to get rid of frequent urination. Here are some tips on diets for frequent urination remedy.
    Eat more fiber and nutrients rich foods- Fiber helps prevent constipation. Frequent urination, most of the times, accompanies constipation. You should also have those foods more that are rich in magnesium and calcium. These may include brown rice, barley, bananas, potatoes etc
    Have anti-oxidant rich foods- Antioxidants combat free radicals and anything that is toxic in your body including bacteria. So, have those foods that have more anti-oxidants in them tomatoes, squash, cherries, berries including blueberries and cranberries.
    Have enough water and fluids- Here the problem of frequent urination starts and there you reduce your water intake. That’s a grave mistake. This may cause dehydration. Don’t reduce your water intake. Have at least 6-8 glasses of water in a day depending upon the weather and your activity levels.

    Avoid acidic foods- 

    Acidic foods may increase the problems related to your bladder. Better avoid them. Don’t have acidic juices like orange and grapefruit juice, spicy, salty, fried and hot foods. Also avoid having sugar, artificial sweeteners, carbonated drinks, pasteurized dairy products, as well as red meat.
    St. John’s wort is also an herbal remedy which can help to treat the issue of frequent urination within a short time period. People should take 300 mgs of this herbal remedy 2 to 3 times per day in a regular basis to gain the best results. This herb can also help to prevent urination in women effectively and quickly.
    Uva Ursi is a member of the health family and has an astringent. This herb can help people achieve beneficial result in dealing with the frequent urination problem. Uva Ursi is a diuretic and antiseptic which can help to cure many urinary tract infections which cause frequent urination. You can drink herbal tea made with Uva Ursi leaf or take this herb in the form of capsules. Pregnant women should remember to avoid using this herb.
    Corn silk can also be used to cure frequent urination resulted from bladder irritation, infections, or chronic and acute cystitis. This herb is a member of the Poaceae family, and it is also called “Zea Mays”. It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which can soothe the bladder effectively. You can consume corn silk dried or fresh, or take it in the form of extract or capsules. Alternatively, you can also sip an herbal tea made from herbs and include corn silk to the tea. This is also one of the most effective and very simple to apply home remedies for frequent urination that people should learn and remember to make use to stop the problem of frequent urination

    कोई टिप्पणी नहीं:

    एक टिप्पणी भेजें