Natural Bladder Health

Bladder dysfunction may lead to a number of health issues, one of the most common ones being urinary incontinence.   Also referred to as urinary leakage, it is a condition in which a person loses control of their bladder functions.  According to Web MD, over 50% of seniors are affected by this disorder.  While women over 50 years old are more likely to experience this condition, it might impact anyone at any age, for a variety of reasons.  While some people with this issue will release very small droplets of urine, others may have significant leakage.  The thing to remember about incontinence is that it is a symptom of another problem—often related to stress, overflow, or neurological issues—not a disease in itself.

Symptoms of urinary incontinence may include but are not limited to the following.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your bladder may not be operating at an optimal level. Addressing this issue as soon as possible is crucial as it may indicate a more serious problem that requires medical attention.  If you notice any of these symptoms, consult with your licensed healthcare provider to help get to the core of the problem.  

Common causes of incontinence include: 

All of these factors may greatly stress the bladder and pelvic floor leading to urinary incontinence.  Regardless of the cause, this issue may either be treated or supported in a way which may enhance the life of the person with this issue.  Methods of supporting healthy bladder function including but not limited to:

Medical Intervention

Botox and medications have been used to help control the symptoms by relaxing their bladder muscles helping the person reach the bathroom in time.  This may prevent or at least reduce the number of times that one would otherwise urinate on themselves.  Catheters and surgical procedures are sometimes used to aid the person if medication is not effective at controlling the leakage.

Exercise 

Exercise is vital to improving the overall health and strength of the bladder.  Women may also benefit from urinating in the shower. This may help by cleaning out the bladder and ureters and strengthening the bladder muscles. By doing so, they may take advantage of the full flushing and strengthening that men experience normally when urinating while standing. 

To further build the pelvic floor muscles, kegel exercises may be effective. Good nutrition and sufficient water intake can also help to nourish and cleanse the bladder. This is, of course, crucial in regards to improving the health of the urinary system.

Does PEMF help with Bladder Issues?

Pulse Centers high-intensity PEMF is not a medical device and not a treatment for bladder issues.  As such, it is a supportive tool that may help to support general wellness and can be a part of any wellness regimen, which should also include optimal nutrition, daily exercise, and sufficient hydration. 

The bladder is encompassed in a layer of muscle.  Just like any muscle, it needs exercise to build and fortify the muscular cover.  If exercised regularly, these new, stronger bladder muscles may provide greater control of its urinary functions.  PEMF may be beneficial from a wellness standpoint because of its potential to support enhanced blood flow to muscles.  In a recent study with Pulse Centers’ XL Pro, PEMF was shown to increase blood flow by 20% in rat muscles.2   

To be clear, Pulse Centers PEMF is not a treatment for bladder issues or bladder health in general. It simply addresses underlying cellular dysfunction by stimulating and exercising the cell, supporting the cell’s ability to do its job better.  PEMF is serving as a complement to the innate wellness of the cells in and around the bladder region. 

Here are some PEMF positions that you may find useful:

Sitting on the Square Pad:

Sitting on the Square Pad with Rings targeting the pelvic region:

Combo: Double Square Pads focused on the pelvic region:

Although a wealth of tools exist that may address urinary incontinence, it is best to consult with your licensed healthcare provider if you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms to receive a full evaluation and guidance on the optimal approach for you.

You should also do your part by living a healthy lifestyle.  In my opinion, this includes consuming and utilizing the necessary raw materials—sufficient water, nutrition, exercise, rest, PEMF (cellular exercise), and other forms of aerobic exercise. All of these tools may support and optimize overall wellness including the bladder. 

References:

1 FDA clearance of PEMF device for incontinence https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf18/K181497.pdf  

2 PEMF – Its Correlation to Enhanced Energy, Endurance and Performance By Tad Kolterman, et al. Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics,  Old Dominion University

Demystifying Incontinence: Men Get It, Too and You Don’t Have to be 50 https://www.aarp.org/disrupt-aging/stories/solutions/info-2018/incontinence-101html?CMP=KNC-DSO-Adobe-Bing-Health-Conditions-BladderControl-GeneralIncontinence&ef_id=WdaaFAAABFaWXMnn:20200304174009:s

Urinary Incontinence: What you need to know https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/165408#causes 

Urinary Incontinence https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-incontinence/symptoms-causes/syc-20352808

Urinary Stress Incontinence Improved By High-Intensity Pemf Therapy. Dr. Pawluk. https://www.drpawluk.com/pemf-studies/urinary-stress-incontinence-improved-by-high-intensity-pemf-therapy/ 

Urinary Incontinence and OAB.  Dr. Pawluk. https://www.drpawluk.com/blog/urinary-incontinence-and-oab/

Treatment for Urinary Incontinence in Women.  Web MD https://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/treatment-urinary-incontinence-women

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