Bladder problems CAN be stopped
The only thing worse than NO help is the WRONG help — but that’s what too many seniors are getting, especially when it comes to bladder control problems.
They ask a doctor for help — no small step when you consider that many seniors are too embarrassed to even mention those problems — but instead of getting answers, they get meds.
Now, new research shows how that approach has been a complete failure.
The new study finds that the drugs commonly given for incontinence work for less than half of all patients who try them.
That’s an embarrassingly low “success” rate.
It’s more like a FAILURE rate — and along with not curing your leaky bladder, they can actually cause other kinds of bathroom problems, including painful constipation and other side effects.
The new study claims the “best” option for many seniors is surgery, but even that doesn’t work for everyone… and of course, surgery comes with its own risks (especially with older patients).
There are much safer and far more effective ways to bring incontinence under control so effectively that you can toss the “adult diapers” and go out with confidence again.
Here are three quick trips anyone can try at home:
- Pelvic floor exercises: It sounds silly, but it WORKS. The new study even confirms that these basic exercises are more effective than drugs, helping more than half of the patients who try them. Your doctor can explain the exercises, or you can search online for do-it-yourself instructions. Google “pelvic floor exercises for women” or “pelvic floor exercises for men,” since they’re obviously a little different in each case.
- Lose some weight: You know what happens when you squeeze a wet sponge. If you’re overweight or obese, that extra weight could be putting the squeeze on your bladder, which can cause your “sponge” to drip… leading to those embarrassing moments. Drop a few pounds, and you can ease the pressure and stop the squeeze.
- Go natural: Instead of meds, consider nondrug therapies such as herbal remedies that can strengthen bladder muscle. Lindera, Horsetail, and Cravetox have worked wonders for many patients fighting bladder control problems.
If you need more guidance, speak to a holistic medical doctor… and never, ever be too embarrassed to ask for help. Your life may not be on the line with an issue like incontinence. But your QUALITY of life sure is, and that’s every bit as important.