Hypertonicity of Bladder – Definition, Symptoms, Treatments

Definition

Hypertonicity of the bladder is simply another name for an overactive bladder. This is when your bladder has a problem storing urine and typically causes a sudden urge to urination frequently. For some this urge can be very difficult to stop and can lead to involuntary loss of urine (incontinence).

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Those who have this condition will tend to feel embarrassed. They will start to isolate themselves from others. They will avoid any social events and limit their work time. The fear of not being able to control their urination keeps them from enjoying the things they want in life.

You are not alone! In fact, it’s been estimated that about fifteen percent of people in the United States alone suffer from hypertonicity of the bladder.

Symptoms

frequent_nighttime_urinationThere are a few prominent symptoms that can help you easily distinguish if you have this urinary condition. Let’s take a look at what these are.

  • Feeling The Sudden Need To Urinate Often
  • Passing Little To No Urine When You Get To The Bathroom
  • Involuntary Loss of Urine (Incontinence)
  • Slight Urine Leakage
  • Frequent Nighttime Visits To The Bathroom

These are just the physical symptoms of this condition. Most people with hypertonicity of the bladder will experience emotions symptoms as well. These include isolate, stressful social relationships, and decreased focus at work. These sufferers will tend to avoid going out and highly limit the amount of hours they work for fear that an unexpected accident may occur or they will be judged by others for their frequent visits to the restroom.

Treatments

There are a few different approaches you can take to make a combined effort towards fixing your hypertonicity of the bladder. A good effort on all levels will show positive results faster than just sticking with one method.

Herbal Supplements: Flotrol is a natural bladder support supplement that we recommend. The soy bean extract and pumpkin seed extract has been proven effective at reducing the frequency of urination in patients.

Limiting Caffeine Intake: Drinking excess amounts of caffeine, and even alcohol, can increase your need to visit the restroom. Although these only temporarily effect your need to urinate, it’s a good idea to avoid them as much as possible to generally reduce your need to urinate.

Kegel Exercises: These do more than just work out the sexual muscles. They are great exercises for strengthening the bladder muscles as well. They are fairly simple to do for both men and women, so there is no reason you shouldn’t be getting in at least a few sets of them each and every day.