Treatment For Overactive Bladder with Herbal Remedies

Abstract

Overactive bladder” a term which means unwanted urge to urinate that is very difficult to control. It can be due to so many reasons like weak pelvic muscles, pregnancy, and the habit of holding urine for a longer time. You just have to take a pause!!! Because this condition is not life threatening but somehow it hampers the quality of life of the patient. So here we have a very good solution for this which is Ayurveda. This holistic science aids in managing this condition with wonderful herbs like gokshura, kaasni, bhumi amla etc. So, In this article we are going to discuss this in detail. Please have a look into it!

overactive bladder

Introduction

Overactive bladder is a sudden urge to urinate that may be difficult to control. In simple language we can say that a problem with bladder function that causes the sudden need to urinate with or without urge .This condition may limit social activities as patient is unable to control the urge of urination and this may affect the quality of life as well as emotional distress. Overactive bladder is not a disease rather it is a syndrome complex and it is not life- threatening.

Incidence

Overactive bladder is not life threatening, but mostly people with overactive condition have problems for years. Overactive bladder is mostly seen in :

  • Women
  • At older age
  • In patients with enlarged prostate
  • Diabetic patients

Ayurvedic Aspect of Disease

In the ancient era all the rogas (diseases) were managed by ayurvedic culture and the treatment was effective. In ayurveda the overactive bladder is correlated  with  mutraveh vyadhi. All the problems related to bladder or urine incontinence are considered due to vata. The vata is the adhisthan (located) of vasti  (bladder) and vaat is the only one which should be treated to treat overactive bladder . For the treatment of overactive bladder in ayurveda, we should treat the vata which is known as tridoshas. Vata is the adhisthan of vasti  and for treatment of  mutraveh vyadhi the main line of treatment is subsiding the vaata. As there are adverse effects of allopathy and by ayurveda we can maintain the balance of doshas i.e vata mainly to control the disease.

Causes of Overactive Bladder

Mainly the cause of overactive bladder is unknown. Overactive bladder causes urgency to urinate and risk factors involved are:-

  • Weak pelvic muscles ( pregnancy and childbirth)
  • Nerve damage(pelvic or back surgery, parkinson’s disease)
  • Alcohol use
  • Caffeine use
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Obesity
  • Estrogen deficiency after menopause
  • Excessive diuretic use

Symptoms of Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder patients might experience urine leakage while laughing too hard or fighting. The overactive bladder is determined by the frequency and urgency of urination. In overactive bladder, mainly four symptoms are surely present i.e urine incontinence, nocturia , frequency in urination , urinary urgency. Most patients with overactive bladder have all these symptoms that includes-:

  • Frequent urination (i.e more than eight times in 24 hours)
  • Urinary urgency (i.e failure to be able to postpone the need to urinate)
  • Urge incontinence(i.e  leakage of urine)
  • Nocturia (i.e  urge to pass urine at night)
  • Bed wetting.

Diagnosis

Overactive bladder therapy can be challenging to manage. However, many people are very satisfied with the treatment they receive and they often see a dramatic improvement in their quality of life. Diagnosis of overactive bladder is assured by having all four major symptoms that are present in overactive bladder. However diagnosis of overactive bladder can be done by -:

  • Medical history (pregnancy or childbirth)
  • Bladder diary (it describes daily habits)
  • Urine test (for infection or blood in urine)
  • Bladder scan (if urine is still in bladder after passing out)
  • Cystoscopy
  • Uroflowmetry 

Treatment

The treatment of overactive bladder is via conservative, surgical and preventive methods. Overactive bladder (OAB) is the name for a group of urinary symptoms. The most common symptom is a sudden, uncontrolled need to urinate . The treatment of overactive bladder -:

  • Anticholinergic medications.
  • Beta -3 adrenergic medications
  • Antimuscarinics drugs .
  • Bladder botox treatment

Other ways to treat overactive bladder are Lifestyle modifications which are best in order to prevent the symptoms  and improve health . Lifestyle modifications help us to maintain a healthy lifestyle and free from disease. In overactive bladder we must prefer to follow these modifications which are described below-:

  • Maintaining bowel regularity ( i.e avoid constipation).
  • Increase fiber intake i.e add salads and bananas to your diet.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight i.e by walking or diet control
  • Stop smoking , tea , coffee, alcohol, chocolate, spicy and acidic food and drinks, citrus juices and fruits.
  • Exercise (i.e to strengthen pelvic floor muscles)
  • Delayed voiding (i.e practice waiting )

Adverse Effect of General Treatment-:

  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Dry or itchy eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Indigestion
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Retention
  • Drowsiness.

This disease can be treated with allopathic medicines but it results in many health complications whereas ayurvedic medicine provides excellent health benefits with the treatment of disease and the main purpose of ayurvedic medicine is to diminish a disease with its roots.    The concepts of universal interconnection, the body’s constitution (prakriti), and  Doshas are the primary basis of ayurvedic medicine. Goals of treatment aid the person by eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing resistance to disease, reducing worry, and increasing harmony in life as described by Acharyas  Charak and Shusruta in samhitas. Certain medications which are used in treatment of overactive bladder are described below

Ayurvedic treatment of overactive bladder by planet ayurveda

Ayurveda is a science of life with a holistic approach to health and personalized medicine. Planet ayurveda is a company which is GMP certified and our products are supplied all over the world.Planet ayurveda makes herbal wellness a part of every home in the world. All the medicines are 100% safe as they are purely herbal with no side effects. Medicines are given according to the patient’s prakruti. Planet Ayurveda gives the best quality and best results of the medicines and their results are very clear as they work with 100% efficiency.

  1. Chandraprabha Vati
  2. Shilajit Capsules
  3. Tribulus Power
  4. Ashwagandha Capsules


Product’s Description

1. Chandraprabha Vati

Chandraprabha vati is a tablet form .Each tablet contains 500 mg . Major  ingredients are – shilajit (asphaltum),guggul (commiphora mukul),amalaki (emblica officinalis)etc. It causes relaxation of tenseness and creates an easiness . It is useful in vata and kapha dosha vyadhi’s . Excessive urination, burning sensation during urination , retention of urine, etc.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day, after a meal with plain water.

2. Shilajit Capsules

Major ingredients are shilajit (asphaltum) and contain 500mg of purified shilajit extract.    Shilajit acts as a powerful rejuvenator of the body, an immunity booster drug ,works as an anti-ulcer, anti inflammatory, and useful in weakness, fatigue, tiredness, stress and anxiety, helpful in increasing blood circulation, general health and debility. It is useful in urine incontinence, burning micturition, acts as an anti stress agent and provides minerals and vitamins.

Dosage: 1 capsule  once daily ,with plain water or milk after a meal.

3. Tribulus Power

Tribulus power capsules contain 500mg capsule.Tribulus power contains Guksura( Tribulus Terrestris) .Gokshura is sweet in taste and has a cooling property. It has anti-aging and strength-giving properties as it is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory property as well as promotes urine flow.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after a meal with plain water.

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsule contains 500 mg purified extract. Ashwagandha capsule are used which are beneficial in overactive bladder .Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is used as antioxidant properties, neuropathy due to diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, tonic that enhances physical and mental stamina, immunity booster  and nerve tonic that is used  to pacify the nervous system.

Dosage:  1 capsule  twice a day after a meal.

Conclusion

Overactive bladder is characterized by a group of four symptoms: urgency, urinary frequency , nocturia, and incontinence of urine . overactive bladder is curable and can be prevented by minimizing the intake of trigger factors that are explained above . In this topic we had discussed about the introduction , causes that cause the the bladder to over activate , symptoms of overactive bladder , diagnosis, management of overactive bladder and ayurvedic correlation of overactive bladder and management of overactive bladder via ayurvedic pathy. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.

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