home remedies for urinary incontinence

Regain bladder control
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 other options. Exercises, lifestyle changes, and possibly even some supplements may help. Here are 12 to consider.

Magnesium: A 1998 study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that women suffering from urge incontinence can be successfully treated with supplemental magnesium. This is not surprizing as magnesium is essential for muscle relaxation. In addition, magnesium has been found to significantly reduce bladder muscle spasms, which is also important for people who suffer from urinary incontinence. - See more at:

Pelvic Floor (Kegel) Exercises: These exercises are simple and work exceptionally well. If you’re not sure what or where your pelvic floor muscles are simply do this to locate them… Whilst emptying your bladder, stop half way through for a few seconds then restart again. The muscles you used to do this are your pelvic floor muscles.

Some people actually prefer to seek the help of a physiotherapist for this exercise, so if you favor this that’s perfectly okay. If you’re happy to do them on your own then here’s what you do…

Tighten your pelvic floor muscles and hold for 8-10 seconds. If you can’t hold for this amount of time then simply hold for as long as you can (you’ll gradually build up). After 8-10 seconds relax the muscles for an 8-10 second rest. Do this combination a total of 12 times, 3 times per day. - See more at:

Nutmeg: This is an old folk remedy for incontinence that works a treat. Simply take 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg with some water twice daily. You’ll notice major improvement in your urine incontinence within about 4-6 weeks - See more at: