Have a leaky bladder? Here are my best tips for female bladder leakage!
0:00 Introduction: Female bladder leakage solved in 3 steps
0:20 The underlying cause of a leaky bladder
3:20 The best remedies for a leaky bladder
6:50 How to get started on keto and IF
In this video, we’re going to talk about the potential underlying causes of an overactive or leaky bladder.
Many medications used for bladder issues are anticholinergic. This means they block a particular neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine affects the pelvic floor and the mechanisms that allow you to contract and relax your bladder.
The system that controls the contraction and relaxation of muscles is called the autonomic nervous system. So the drugs used for a leaky bladder directly affect the autonomic nervous system.
Oftentimes, a leaky bladder is labeled as idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown. However, in many “idiopathic” cases, the underlying cause is really insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance is a condition that causes high insulin levels, which leads to alterations in your autonomic nervous system.
When this situation happens, it can lead to issues with the muscle at the bottom of your pelvis, called the detrusor, and cause a leaky bladder.
Other things that can contribute to a leaky bladder include:
The best remedies for a leaky bladder are:
1. Healthy Keto and intermittent fasting to address insulin resistance
2. Strengthen your pelvis floor muscles with Kegel exercises