gt;gt;gt; DR. JERRY BLAIVAS: If you have to rush to the bathroom and you have a hard time going, first all of all it is a very common problem. The rushing to the bathroom part is caused by the symptom urgency and urgency is part of a symptom complex that we call overactive bladder. So if you have to rush to the bathroom, there are only two possible genetic causes. One is that you get the feeling like you have to go without there being any underlying reason, that is a hypersensitive bladder, and the second is because the bladder actually starts to contract by itself, we call that involuntary bladder contraction. So if you have the problem, that you have a hypersensitive bladder, there are lots of.
Different causes of that. Probably the most common in everyday life is just irritants that you drink. The most common culprit is coffee. There are other causes like urinary tract infection, even a blockage by a prostate or by a dropped bladder can cause the same problem. But why once you get there, if you have such a bad urge, you rush to the bathroom, why cannot you go once you get there? Well, there are a few causes of that. Probably the most common cause is simply that there is not enough in your bladder to allow you to go easily. Ordinarily, in order to urinate easily or normally, the bladder has to have a certain.
Degree of fullness to it. If you get an abnormal sensation before the bladder is very full, even though you feel like you have to go, when you get there, there is little in your bladder and you cannot go very easily. Probably the most common cause of that is just simply urinary tract infection, but again prostate problems in men causing a blockage can do with a dropped bladder in women can cause exactly the same problem. Another cause of not being able to go is if the bladder itself is weak and there is lots of causes for a weak bladder, the most common though are blockages that have not been treated.
And then finally this is redundant because I dealt with it in answering the question already, but another reason why you might not be able to go is because of the blockage and once again the blockage in men is most likely due to prostate problem, and in women it is most likely due to a dropped bladder and commonly after surgery to correct urinary incontinence. Fortunately, no matter what the problem, we generally have an effective treatment so, just because you have the symptoms, you should not get discouraged. See a . With the proper diagnosis, there is generally an effective treatment.
Treating Common Ailments With Acupuncture Treating Urinary Problems With Acupuncture
SARAH HAUER: Hi. I’m Sarah Hauer. SIG HAUER: And I’m Sig Hauer, and we’re professional practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. SARAH HAUER: We’re here on behalf of Expert Village. SIG HAUER: And welcome to our tutorial. We also treat many different forms of urogenital problems, urogenital disorders such as stress incontinence, UTIs, urinary tract infections, and impotence. And urogenitally, we can also treat sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, those types of things as well. SARAH HAUER: Urinary tract infections are quite common and we’ve treated a lot of them. They range in degrees of acuteness. Some people have urinary tract infections that come on very quickly and it’s very painful and they experience.
Bloody urine. Now, in those situations we’re recommending a looser formula which are the herbs behind us and with our looser formula, we can help relieve the pain and symptoms within 30 minutes to an hour of taking that formula. It’s very strong and it’s very effective. Now, there’s other UTIs where they’re kind of a lowgrade, longterm, but where bacteria still pick up in the urine and we can treat those with prepared formulas and as well as looser formulas, but Chinese herbs and acupuncture quite successfully treat UTIs. We look at urinary tract infections, it’s an imbalance in the body; it’s not just in the urinary system and by balancing the other areas of the bodyand particularly, it’s a fire, a.
Toxic heat that is systemically happening but draining out through the urinary tract. And by treating that from that perspective, in that direction, we can not only treat the acute symptom of the UTI but we can help prevent UTIs from recurring and we can strengthen the whole body. So, it’s very important that you continue your course of treatment until the symptoms are gone, but we can really remedy urogenital problems. Yeast infections in women are quite common too, and they are also an indication of an overall imbalance in dampness and heat, sometimes cold systemically throughout the body, and by taking those formulas we do strengthen the constitution and prevent them from recurring. A lot of women suffer.
From recurring yeast infection or recurring urinary tract infections and these can be common around hormonal changes during the month as well as hormonal changes in your life during menopause or perimenopause, these things are quite common, and Chinese medicine treats this very effectively. A lot of Western medications, antibiotics can bring on yeast infections; we can help women really avoid that as well.