Supplements for urinary incontinence
VITAMINS, MINERALS AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTS FOR URINARY INCONTINENCE
Incontinence supplements can help strengthen the medical and behavioral treatment of incontinence.
You should always consult the convenience of starting with some kind of supplement with the doctor, this is especially necessary when taking any medication.
The main supplements for urinary incontinence are:
VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Vitamin C : By helping to produce estrogen, it can be very useful in incontinence that is derived from menopause. The usual dose is set at 1000 mg daily, divided into twice daily.
Niacin helps to enhance the effects of vitamin C. The dose is 150 milligrams daily, divided into two doses.
Vitamin E stabilizes the bladder functions. The dose is 600 IU daily.
DIET FOR URINARY INCONTINENCE
Urinary incontinence can be improved with proper eating habits. We can mention the following eating habits:
- Avoid excessive fluid intake: his does not imply that you should not drink the necessary fluids, which would be worse since you will dehydrate yourself. It is better for you to drink in the morning and to take into account those foods that are very diuretic early in the morning, in order to stimulate kidney function producing a large quantity of urine during the first part of the day. Do not drink too much before going to bed.
- Avoid intake of diuretics: You have to take into account those foods that are diuretic, meaning that they stimulate renal function producing a high amount of urine. Thus, one should not abuse of certain foods such as carrots, celery, lettuce , etc. (More information on diuretic plants) It is better to take this type of plants, in any case, in the morning or at noon.
- Avoid beverages containing alcohol or caffeine, Alcohol interferes with the signals of urinary needs and can cause urinary incontinence. Coffee or cola irritates the urinary tract and can increase urination and cause incontinence.
- Avoid spicy foods, Spices can irritate the urinary tract causing more urination.
- Avoid sugar excess: Excessive consumption of sugar, pasta or pastries can increase the level of blood sugar and promote the need for urination and even cause urinary incontinence.
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