Natural remedies for frequent urination

Updated February 21, 2017

If you have a problem with frequent urination, you're probably frustrated by and tired of your frequent trips to the bathroom. Frequent urination can interfere with a person's social life. It can be embarrassing and inconvenient in public. Experiencing frequent urination usually means there is an underlying medical problem, which possibly may need medical attention. If you choose to try a natural approach instead, you might find a remedy that works for you.


One common reason for frequent urination is a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTIs develop when bacteria attach to the opening of the urethra and multiply. When this happens, the bladder is unable to hold the urine. Cystitis is another possible cause of frequent urination. Cystitis occurs when the bladder becomes inflamed. Other causes of frequent urination are diabetes, excess fluid intake, certain medications or pregnancy.


Symptoms of frequent urination include an urge to urinate more than usual, discomfort in the bladder and a burning sensation when urinating. You may still feel like you need to urinate even after you've just gone. These symptoms may worsen during the night, when your body is more relaxed. Frequent urination can cause sleep disturbances in some people. Although men experience frequent urination, it is more common in women, according to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.


Frequent urination can often be treated at home, using natural remedies. Drinking cranberry juice can reduce UTIs, which can cause frequent urination. According to a research that was conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School, women who drank 295ml of cranberry juice each day reduced the chance of having bacteria in their urine by 58 per cent. Another natural remedy for frequent urination is plain yoghurt. Plain yoghurt contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, which helps prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the bladder.


There are many benefits of using natural remedies for frequent urination. You reduce the chance of side effects that would normally be associated with taking prescription medications. Natural remedies are cheaper than prescription or over-the-counter medications. Most natural remedies are already in the home, so there is no need to spend additional money. Another benefit of using natural remedies for frequent urination is that you can receive other health benefits from using them.


Some things can be done to prevent frequent urination. Train the bladder by doing Kegel exercises daily. Kegel exercises are performed by contracting your pelvic floor muscles for 5 seconds and then relaxing the muscles for 5 seconds. This should be done at least 10 times in 1 round, then repeating each round 3 times daily. By doing Kegel exercises, the pelvic floor muscles will strengthen and reduce frequent urination. Avoid drinking too much alcohol and caffeine beverages such as coffee and sodas, especially before bedtime.

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Jennifer Patterson started her writing career as a freelance writer in 2008, contributing how-to articles and other pieces to various websites. She is an expert in the field of computers and health care and attended Miami-Dade community college, where she received an Associate of Science in computer science.