Frequent urination is a problem faced by many people. Normally, we have to pee 6-8 times every 24 hours, but when you have to stop for a pit stop every 3-4 hours – you are most certainly dealing with frequent urination.
Don’t you ever confuse frequent urination with urinary incontinence! The first is taking constant trips to the bathroom, while the second is involuntary urination that can result in leakage.
But what causes frequent urination?
Well, the most common causes are:
- Kidney problems
- Drinking too many liquids
- Bladder problems
If frequent urination is accompanied by pain, difficulty in urination or unusual change in urine color and odor, you should visit a doctor because you may have STDs.
If not, then you can control frequent urination using some natural remedies and exercises.
Baking Soda, of course…
The alkaline nature of baking soda can be used to alkalize your urine, which reduces the symptoms of urinary frequency and other conditions that may be causing it.
Just mix half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink this liquid daily.
…and Cranberry Juice are the best weapons to combat frequent urination.
Cranberry juice contains naturally-occurring antioxidants that prevents bacteria sticking on your urinary walls.
Drink daily once cup of fresh, unsweetened cranberry juice.
Another option is to drink Apple Cider Vinegar…
Frequent urination is the cause of an overactive bladder. Due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, apple cider vinegar will help you combat that.
So, mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it daily.
…and eat Yogurt!
This natural probiotic source is the best way to treat urinary tract infection which is the main cause of frequent urination.
Eat a bowl of plain yogurt daily.
On the other hand, you can use Kegel Exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor.
To do kegels, sit in a comfortable chair. Contract your pelvic floor muscles (the muscles that stop the flow of urine), hold for 3 seconds, and release.
Don’t forget to repeat this exercise 10 times, and perform it daily. However, it can take up 12 weeks to start noticing results.
You can find a complete set of pelvic floor exercises in the link below: