Natural Treatment for Prolapsed Bladder
Prolapsed Bladder Treatment Alternative
Prolapsed bladder/Dropped bladder/Cystocele
The bladder is a hollow organ in the pelvis that stores urine. The pressure created when the bladder fills with urine is what causes the urge to urinate. During urination, the urine travels from the bladder and out the body through the urethra.
In women, the front wall of the vagina supports the bladder. This wall can weaken or loosen with age. Significant bodily stress such as childbirth can also damage this part of the vaginal wall. If it deteriorates enough, the bladder can prolapse, meaning it is no longer supported and descends into the vagina. This may trigger problems such as urinary difficulties, discomfort, and stress incontinence (urine leakage caused by sneezing, coughing, and exertion, for example).
Prolapsed bladders (also called cystoceles or fallen bladders) are separated into four grades based on how far the bladder droops into the vagina.
Prolapsed bladder Grade 1 (mild): Only a small portion of the bladder droops into the vagina.
Prolapsed bladder Grade 2 (moderate): The bladder droops enough to be able to reach the opening of the vagina.
Prolapsed bladder Grade 3 (severe): The bladder protrudes from the body through the vaginal opening.
Prolapsed bladder Grade 4 (complete): The entire bladder protrudes completely outside the vagina; usually associated with other forms of pelvic organ prolapse (uterine prolapse, rectocele, enterocele).
Prolapsed bladders are commonly associated with menopause. Prior to menopause, women’s bodies create the hormone estrogen, which helps keep the muscles in and around the vagina strong. Women’s bodies stop creating as much estrogen after menopause, and those muscles tend to weaken as a result.
Causes of a Prolapsed Bladder
The following factors are commonly associated with causing a prolapsed bladder:
Childbirth: This is the most common cause of a prolapsed bladder. The delivery process is stressful on the vaginal tissues and muscles, which support a woman’s bladder.
Menopause: Estrogen, a hormone that helps maintain the strength and health of muscles in the vagina, is not produced after menopause.
Straining: Lifting heavy objects, straining during bowel movements, having a long-term condition that involves coughing, or having long-term constipation may damage the muscles of the pelvic floor.
Source: WebMD.com, Prolapsed bladder picture by jeanhailes.org.au
Prolapsed bladder treatment alternatives
How to lift a fallen bladder.
A mild (grade 1) prolapsed bladder that produces no pain or discomfort usually requires no medical or surgical treatment. The doctor may recommend that a woman with a grade 1 prolapsed bladder should avoid heavy lifting or straining, although there is little evidence to support this recommendation.
For cases that are more serious, the doctor takes into account various factors, such as the woman’s age, general health, treatment preference, and the severity of the prolapsed bladder to determine which treatment is appropriate.
Nonsurgical treatments for a prolapsed bladder include the following:
- Pessary: A pessary is a device that is placed within the vagina to hold the bladder in place. Pessaries must be removed and cleaned at regular intervals to prevent infection. Some pessaries are designed to allow the woman to do this herself. A doctor must remove and clean other types. Estrogen cream is commonly used along with a pessary to help prevent infection and vaginal wall erosion. Some women find that pessaries are uncomfortable or that they easily fall out.
- Estrogen replacement therapy: Many women with prolapsed bladders may benefit from this therapy. Estrogen helps strengthen and maintain muscles in the vagina.
Severe prolapsed bladders that cannot be managed with a pessary usually require surgery to correct them. Prolapsed bladder surgery is usually performed through the vagina, and the goal is to secure the bladder in its correct position. The bladder is repaired with an incision in the vaginal wall.
Prolapsed bladder natural treatment
- Do Kegel exercises every day to strengthen the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis.
- Prevent or correct constipation. …
- Reach and stay at a healthy weight.
- Avoid activities that stress your pelvic muscles, such as heavy lifting.
- Herbs for prolapsed bladder
- Phytoestrogenic herbs e.g. Pueraria mirifica, Soy bean
Herbs for Prolapsed bladder
Natural ways to lift prolapsed bladder successfully with proof. No surgery.
Herbs which have the direct effects at the genital muscles i.e. vaginal wall muscles, bladder muscles to help strengthening and tightening vaginal walls, vaginal muscles. The herbs which herbalists found strong effects on vaginal wall and bladder wall are Curcuma comosa and Asparagus racemosus etc.
Herbs which contains phytoestrogen and the herbs estrogen have similar structure to human estrogen. These herbs are so-called “phytoestrogen”. (estrogens occured in plants) Some phytoestrogen plants are soy bean, bean, peas. lentils, wholegrains, flax seeds etc.
From Thai traditional herbal medicine history, the most phytoestrogen herb is Pueraria mirifica and the estrogens from Pueraria mirifica mimic human estrogen which it can replace human estrogen perfectly.
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