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Crucial Vitamin ALLEVIATES Overactive Bladder Symptoms (Finally, Real Relief!)

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

My patient Mary came to me complaining about her overactive bladder.

Mary was tired of worrying about where to find a bathroom, and her sleep had begun to suffer because she had to go all the time.

After trying many different mainstream drugs, Mary’s primary doctor told her to get ready for surgery. But she’d heard nightmare stories of other women who had the exact same surgery her doc was enlisting her for.

So, she approached me for a second opinion.

Thankfully, I had just read a recent study showing that this crucial vitamin can help RELIEVE overactive bladder symptoms.

I’m talking about vitamin D.

A recent article in International Urogynecology Journal found that taking adequate amounts of vitamin D can greatly help people with urinary incontinence!

In the review of studies, researchers found that lower levels of vitamin D could lead not only to an overactive bladder, but also urinary tract infections, pelvic floor disorders, and incontinence.

Vitamin D might not be the first thing you think of when you think about your bladder – until you realize how it works in your body.

You see, most people don’t get enough vitamin D, period. That’s because we all spend too much time inside. Vitamin D is created in your body when sunlight hits your skin. You can also get vitamin D in foods or supplements.

Vitamin D plays an important role in the absorption of minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphate, which are ESSENTIAL for muscle and nerve control. And BOTH of those functions tend to fail in urinary incontinence.

This means that even if you’re eating enough calcium, magnesium, and phosphate, they won’t be absorbed if you have a vitamin D deficiency.

So, take your vitamin D, especially in the wintertime, and you could watch your urinary incontinence problems go away.

And if you want some extra help, try these suggestions.

Dr. Scott’s Urinary Incontinence Program

  • Check your medications. Urinary incontinence can be the result of drugs. I suggest asking your pharmacist – they usually have the time to speak with you, as well as a better knowledge of drug interactions and side effects.
  • Get a checkup. There are many diseases – like diabetes, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and urinary tract infections – that can include urinary incontinence. Ask your doctor for a complete checkup to rule out other diagnoses.
  • Kegel exercises. Many people swear by these pelvic floor exercises. Contracting the muscles on your pelvic floor can help make them stronger, which can hopefully ease symptoms.
  • Avoid triggers. There are many triggers for urinary incontinence, including alcohol, caffeine, citrus fruits and juices, spicy foods, artificial sweeteners, and more. Try keeping a food log to find connections between what you eat and frequent trips to the bathroom.

 

P.S. We all know that cranberry is the key to a healthy bladder and urinary tract. But did you know it has these other 4 health-boosting powers as well? Click here to find out more.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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