Alternative Treatment of Overactive Bladder with Herbal Remedies

Abstract

Overactive bladder is a condition in which a person feels repeated and frequent urge to urinate and experience urine incontinence. Patients may feel very shameful in this condition as he or she will be unable to control urine, the clothes become wet and face a lot of embarrassment due to being in front of other people. As per Ayurveda this occurs due to vata dosha vitiation. In this article we will discuss all about overactive bladder, its causes, symptoms, ayurvedic view and how it is manageable with ayurvedic treatment. Also we’re gonna discuss Planet Ayurveda herbal remedies for overactive bladder.

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Introduction

Overactive bladder is a condition associated with urinary urgency and incontinence. It includes a group of symptoms that one may face in urinary disorders. Urine urgency is the most common symptom among all the symptoms of overactive bladder. Overactive bladder is a hurdle in the way of your social life, work, sleep, exercise and all other day to day activities. It makes you turn around the bathroom all day and makes it difficult to go outside with friends or family for enjoyment. If you are facing all such symptoms then it is a must to visit a doctor and to rule out immediate purpose and to get treated. So if you are ruled out with overactive bladder we are here with effective ayurvedic treatment for you guys but before coming to the treatment part first take a review on causes and symptoms of overactive bladder along with its ayurvedic view.

Symptoms of Overactive Bladder

  • Urgency: It is the main symptom of overactive bladder. In an overactive bladder a patient feels a strong and intense urge for urination and he or she will not be able to ignore this urgency. Patients feel that if they ignore urinating then they will get wet.
  • Urine incontinence: In this symptom there is leakage of urine and clothes of patients get wet that makes patients feel very embarrassed in front of others.
  • Urinate frequently: overactive bladder makes it difficult for patients as they have to go to the bathroom for unlimited times which makes it difficult for them to perform their day to day activities.
  • Nocturia: In this symptom patients have to wake up at night from sleep, which makes them difficult to sleep and leaves them lazy and fatigueness all day.

Causes of Overactive Bladder

Usually when the bladder is full with urine then a signal comes from the brain to the bladder to expel the urine and then we will face an urge to urinate and pass the urine. This is the normal process of urination. The main cause of overactive bladder is hampered signal supply from the brain to the bladder. Overactive bladder also results from over activation of bladder muscles that makes the bladder to urinate before it becomes full. Mainly it includes two causes that are hampered supply from the bladder to the brain and over activation of bladder muscles. Along with that here are some risk factors that may lead to overactive bladder- neurological disorders, hormonal imbalance, weakness of pelvic muscles, urinary infection, over dosage of some medications, etc.

Diagnosis of Overactive Bladder

It is necessary to diagnose a medical condition properly before starting its treatment. In the diagnosis of overactive bladder some steps are needed to be followed that includes- Proper medical history, physical examination, notice of the frequency of urination and some tests to be performed to clarify the diagnosis.

  • Medical history: In medical history one should have to tell all about their past history how their symptoms start and all they are facing to the physician.
  • Physical examination: Here the doctor will examine all your symptoms, in overactive bladder by palpating abdomen, pelvic organ and rectum.
  • Noticing bladder habits: It is must to notice all about bladder habits for a time period of at least 7 days. You must notice the number of times you are going to the bathroom and even notice if the leakage is occurring. Through this noticed bladder habits your physician will be more able to confirm the amount of water you are drinking and how much of the amount you are urinating. What is the intensity of urgency and the amount of urine leaking?
  • Other urine tests that need to be performed are- routine urine examination, USG examination, cystoscopy, etc.

Ayurvedic View of Overactive Bladder

As per ayurveda we can correlate overactive bladder to mutra vaha srotas vikara. First let’s know about mutravaha srotas. Mutravaha srotas are the channels that excrete liquid waste out of the body. The solid part of the food is converted into rasa (essence of the food) and the essence less part becomes the liquid waste and that liquid waste is collected into the basti (bladder) and that collected liquid waste is known as mutra (urine). Apana vayu promotes the secretion of mutra (urine) after the bladder becomes full.

  • Causes of mutravaha srotas dushti (vitiation): Drinking water on suppressing the urge of urination, eating food on suppressing the urge of urination, involved in intercourse while the urge to urinate, trauma over mutravaha srotas. Mutravaha srotas vikara are tridoshaj in nature but vata dosha is dominantly vitiated in it.
  • Symptoms of mutravaha srotas dushti: Difficulty in passing urine, urine excretion in small and frequent amounts, pain while micturition, pain in anus, penis and lower abdomen.
  • Diseases of mutravaha srotas: mutrakrichha, mutraghata and mutra-ashmari.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder as per ayurveda is vata pradhan tridoshaj vyadhi (disease). The line of treatment is as per vata dosha line of treatment. After doing the treatment of vata dosha we will do treatment for pitta dosha and then for kapha dosha in mutravaha srotas vyadhi. For this purpose we are going to share the treatment protocols by planet ayurveda. Let’s take a look at that.

Herbal Treatment for Overactive Bladder by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a clinic that provides you with great treatment with miraculous results for every health concern. The formulations provided by Planet Ayurveda are made under the proper guidance of the M.D. Ayurveda Doctors And all these herbal formulations are free from any type of added preservatives and synthetic materials like gums, resins, starch, fiber, color, etc. so feel free to get cured by planet ayurveda’s herbal medications. If you are facing any of the symptoms mentioned above regarding overactive bladder, you must go for the treatment line provided by Planet Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda gives you treatment of four herbal medications for curing overactive bladder. So let’s take a look at all the four herbal medications and how they work in curing overactive bladder.

  1. Shilajit Capsules
  2. Chandraprabha Vati
  3. Tribulus Power
  4. Ashwagandha Capsules

Product Description

1. Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit capsules are the herbal remedy present in capsule form which includes 500 mg standardized extract of shilajit (Asphaltum). Shilajit is a mineral pitch which means it is made up of a long term breakdown of minerals and plant matter. It helps in relieving such conditions that are related to vata dosha pacification such as stress, anxiety, depression, etc.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

2. Chandraprabha Vati

Chandraprabha vati includes various ingredients such as shilajit (asphaltum), guggul (Commiphora mukul), karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), vacha (Acorus calamus), and some other herbs. All the ingredients present in chandraprabha vati are helpful in reducing vata dosha and pitta dosha along with that it helps in maintaining their functioning also. It is also very helpful in preventing and curing all types of infections of the urinary tract which helps in curing the condition of overactive bladder.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Tribulus Power

This herbal remedy is available in the form of capsules and these capsules are filled with a single ingredient that is the standardized extract of gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). Gokshura  (Tribulus terrestris) is a wonderful herb that helps in improving muscle strength, helpful in cleansing the urinary system with its diuretic property. Along with that, it aids in breakage of urinary stones and promotes urinary tract health by preventing it from urinary infections.

Dosage:  2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules include the standardized extract of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha is considered as rasayana as per Ayurveda. Rasayana is referred to as ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy. Rejuvenation therapy means revitalizing all the cells of the body by eliminating the unhealthy effects of the body and detoxification. Also it helps in strengthening the muscles of the body so it is helpful in promoting tonicity of the bladder muscles. Mutravaha srotas vikara have the dominant effect of vata dosha along with pitta and kapha dosha visitation so it helps in correcting tridosha vitiation and cures overactive bladder.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

Conclusion

Overactive bladder is a condition in which a person feels repeated and frequent urge to urinate and experience urine incontinence. It includes a group of symptoms that one may face in urinary disorders. The main cause of overactive bladder is hampered signal supply from brain to bladder. The symptoms include Urgency and increased frequency, urine incontinence, nocturia, etc. This makes patients feel embarrassed in front of others. As per Ayurveda it is correlated to mutravaha srotas vikara. If any of you are facing this condition, don’t worry, we explained the solution in this article. Ayurvedic medicines are very best in curing this condition of overactive bladder. So feel free to cure yourself with Ayurveda. We mentioned the very best treatment for overactive bladder by Planet Ayurveda. So adopt Ayurveda and get cured naturally and efficiently. For more queries you can contact us on www.planetayurveda.com.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company.

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