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Friday, February 2, 2018

Homeopathy For Involuntary urination

Homeopathy For Involuntary Urination

Urinary incontinence happens when you lose bladder control or you leak urine involuntarily. It mostly affects women, especially older women. The more times a woman has given birth, the more her risk of urinary incontinence goes up. Smoking is also a risk factor.
Most of these women have stress incontinence, where you leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or exercise. Another type is urge incontinence, when you may have to "go" suddenly and can't hold the urine in. Some women have both types. Some people may experience temporary incontinence.

Physiology of Incontinence
Continence and micturition are the result of the balanced activity of the muscles of the urinary bladder and urethra. Under normal condition the urethral pressure normally exceeds the bladder pressure. This results in urine remaining in the bladder. It is interesting to note that under normal condition while, coughing, laughing, or sneezing the intra-abdominal pressure results in an increase in both the urethral and bladder pressure, but as differential pressure remains the same there is no voiding of urine; Normal voiding takes place when urethral pressure reduces and bladder pressure rises. Urinary incontinence results when there is imbalance in these two pressures for various reasons
  • Stretched pelvic muscles from pregnancy and childbirth; women with gestational diabetes are at a higher risk
  • Low estrogen levels in women (common during menopause)
  • Enlarged prostate in men
  • Side effects of certain medications
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Frequent constipation
  • Being overweight
  • Diseases that damage nerve pathways from the bladder to the brain, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, or multiple sclerosis
  • Weakened muscles that control urination, such as urethral sphincter and pelvic floor muscles
  • Hip dysfunction and prior hip surgery
 Signs and Symptoms
  • Not being able to hold your urine until you get to a bathroom
  • Frequent and unusual urges to urinate

Homeopathy and Incontinence
Homeopathy has lot to offer on this subject, but treatment will depend on extremely careful case taking, based on “ Location, Sensation, Modality” and Concomitant symptoms.

Homeopathic Medicines
  Aconite This remedy is often useful when a person feels anxious both before and during urination, with hot, scanty urine, and a burning or spasmodic feeling in the outlet of the bladder. It can also be helpful if retention of urine occurs after a person has been very cold and chilled, or after a shaking experience.
 Apis Mellifica-This remedy is indicated when the person frequently needs to urinate, but only small quantities are passed. Stinging and burning sensations are felt especially with the last few drops. The  person may also experience soreness in the abdomen. Heat and touch make the symptoms worse, and cold applications, cool bathing, and open air bring relief. A lack of thirst is another indication that Apis may be needed
Arnica (Leopard's bane) is invaluable for involuntary urination after surgery.
Belladonna (deadly nightshade) is effective for people who tend to dribble urine when cold or chilled. They may experience burning pains along the length of the urethra during urination. They tend to have wild dreams, often dreams of urinating.
Causticum is useful when involuntary urination is worse in the winter and better in the summer. Various fears and apprehensions accompany the urination, especially fears that something bad will happen to them. They have a fear of going to bed in the dark. These people also tend to wet their pants when they cough or sneeze or even laugh.
Equisetum (Scouring rush) is for people who wet their pants or their bed for no known reason other than out of habit. It should be considered when the person has no other obvious symptoms. It should also be given when the person experiences wild dreams or nightmares when bedwetting. They tend to dream of crowds of people.If cystitis is accompanied by dull but distressing pain and a feeling of fullness in the bladder, even after urinating, this remedy may be helpful. Urging and discomfort are more intense when the bladder has recently been emptied, improving over time as the bladder become more full
Ferrum phos (iron phosphate) is most effective for daytime wetting in the pants, especially when the person feels the strongest urges while standing. Their urgings to urinate are lessened while lying down.
Kreosotum (Beechwood) is helpful when the person has such a sudden urge to urinate that they do not have enough time to get out of bed to go to the bathroom, this remedy should be considered. These people tend to wet their bed during the first part of the night. Sometimes they will have dreams that they are urinating.
Lycopodium (Club moss) is valuable for people who are so anxious that they constantly worry about what others think of them tend to need this remedy. They usually have fears of trying anything new. They are more apt to wet the bed if they sleep in a warm or stuffy room. They prefer to sleep with an open window  

Borax: This remedy can be helpful for cystitis with smarting pain in the urinary opening and aching in the bladder, with a feeling that the urine is retained. Children may cry or shriek, afraid to urinate because they know the pain is coming. Borax is often indicated for people who are sensitive to noise and inclined toward motion sickness. 

Chimaphila umbellata: If a person has a troublesome urge to urinate but has to strain (or even stand up and lean forward) to make it pass, this remedy may be useful. A scalding sensation may be felt while the urine flows, with a feeling of straining afterward. 

Clematis: This remedy may be indicated if a person has to urinate frequently with only a small amount being passed. A feeling of constriction is felt in the urinary passage, and the flow may be interrupted, or there may be dribbling afterward. A tingling sensation may occur, lasting long after urination is finished

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