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Bladder Issues

Maintaining good bladder health is essential for everyone, as a healthy bladder ensures comfort and confidence in everyday life. Unfortunately, bladder problems can affect anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender, race, or creed, which can make it difficult to enjoy quality of life or to navigate daily activities.

What are common signs and symptoms of bladder problems?1-5

  1. Frequent urination — On average, most people urinate six to eight times in 24 hours. This varies based on the amount of liquid you drink, along with whether you are pregnant or taking stimulants or medications that increase urination. A sudden increase in urination that can’t be explained, especially at night, can be a sign of a bladder problem or diabetes. Using diuretics and dietary bladder irritants can also increase urinary frequency and urgency.1,2,3
  2. Urgency to urinate — Most of the time, adults can hold their urine until they reach a restroom. A sudden, strong urge to urinate that’s difficult to ignore, delay, or control can indicate an infection, other bladder conditions and stress incontinence because of the pressure on your bladder by coughing, sneezing, laughing, tight clothing or lifting something heavy.1,2,3
  3. Burning urination — Urinating should not be painful. A burning or stinging sensation while urinating can be a sign of bladder issues like a urinary tract infection or bladder stones.1,2,3
  4. Weak urine stream — Changes in urine stream strength often develop over time, especially with age. A weak or interrupted urine stream could be a symptom of an obstruction, usually from a kidney or bladder stone and enlarged prostate in men.1,2,3 (→Hyperlink to NCR Prostate Support product page)
  5. Recurring symptoms — An infection that reoccurs two times or more within six months or at least three times in a year. Men can also get recurrent infections of the bladder, urinary tract, kidney, urethra, or ureter, but it is not as common as in women. In fact, studies suggest in 25% to 30% of women, the infection returns within six months.4,5

Risk factors for bladder problems?

Anatomical differences between men and women, ageing process, genetics, bathroom habits, poor hygiene, sexual activity, alterations in vaginal flora that allow microorganism overgrowth (from using antibiotics or spermicide), underlying health issues like low immunity, diabetes, overactive bladder, prostate, constipation, and kidney stones could leave you vulnerable or prone to bladder problems.

If you are prone to having recurrent bladder symptoms such as urinary frequency, urgency, and burning use Nativa Complex® Bladder Support daily, to maintain urinary tract and bladder health as well as support daily urinary functions. This dual herbal blend supplement is enriched with a combination of Cranberry & Hibiscus.

Should you find yourself experiencing bladder or urinary symptoms or repeated episodes thereof, Nativa Complex® Bladder Fizzy is here to save the day! This delicious effervescent drink contains a combination of high potency cranberry extract & D-Mannose to help reduce urinary frequency, urgency, and burning in order to help relieve urinary tract, bladder symptoms and support urinary comfort.

References:

  1. Marla Carlson (29 August 2023). Mayo Clinic Healthy System: Listen to your bladder: 10 symptoms that demand attention. Accessed 12 December 2023 Available from: https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/listen-to-your-bladder
  2. Maureen Salamon, (1 December 2021). Harvard Health Publishing-Harvard Medical School: Bladder problems that warrant a doctor’s visit. Accessed 12 December 2023. Available from: https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/bladder-problems-that-warrant-a-doctors-visit
  3. NHS Tayside: (2 February 2022). Harvard Health Publishing-Harvard Medical School: When urinary tract infections keep coming back. Accessed 12 December 2023. Available from: https://www.health.harvard.edu/bladder-and-bowel/when-urinary-tract-infections-keep-coming-back
  4. Aggarwal N, Lotfollahzadeh S. Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections. [3 Dec 2022]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK557479/
  5. Aydin A, Ahmed K, Zaman I, Khan MS, Dasgupta P. Recurrent urinary tract infections in women. Int Urogynecol J. 2021 Jun;26(6):795-804. Accessed 12 December 2023 Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25410372/
  6. Gerhard Whitworth and Aaron Kandola (31 May 2021). Medical News Today: What to know about urinary urgency. Accessed 12 December 2023 Available from: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325336
  7. Geetha Maddukuri , (December 2022). MSD Manual Consumer version: Urgent, Excessive or Frequent urination, Accessed 12 December 2023 Available from: https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/kidney-and-urinary-tract-disorders/symptoms-of-kidney-and-urinary-tract-disorders/urination-excessive-or-frequent

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