Regain Bladder Control With Supplements

September 15, 2016

Regain Bladder Control With Supplements

Regain Bladder Control with Supplements

September 15, 2016

Few people want to talk about incontinence, but according to the National Association for Continence, nearly 25 million Americans struggle with bladder control. Of those, 75 to 80% are women.

There are drugs and surgeries that may help incontinence, depending on the cause of the problem, but there are options. Specific exercises (see our previous blog post regarding “Kegels”, lifestyle changes, and possibly even some supplements may help. So on this blog post we will look at certain “supplements” to help fight incontinence.






Anticholinergics, specifically antimuscarinic agents, are the most common medications prescribed for overactive bladder (OAB). The most common side effects of these agents are dry mouth/constipation, can also cause a change in your blood pressure, pulse rate, or heart rhythm when treatment is initiated.

Herbal treatments are an increasingly popular alternative for treating an overactive bladder. A 2002 survey of US adults aged 18 years or older conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that 74.6% of those with (OAB) had used some form of complementary and alternative medicine. The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of the world’s population presently uses herbal medicine for some aspect of primary health care.

Keywords: Overactive bladder, Herbal medicine, Gosha-jinki-gan, Hachi-mi-jio-gan, Buchu (Barosma betuline), Cleavers (Galium aparine), Cornsilk (Zea mays), Horsetail (Equisetum), Ganoderma lucidumResinferatoxin, Capsaicin.

A few others to look up on (Google) are the following;

- Gosha-jinki-gan

- Hachi-mi-jio-gan

- Buchu (Barosma betulina)

*There are more supplements to consider and we will be alerting you to more choices on our blog so please stay tuned for more information regarding the use of supplements to fight off incontinence.