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Bladder weakness

Bladder weakness with uncontrolled urination particularly affects women in the second half of their lives. In most cases, what is known as stress urinary incontinence exists: urine is passed uncontrolled, particularly when sneezing, coughing and laughing, during exercise or with heavy lifting. The cause in women in mostly a slackening of the pelvic floor muscles, resulting from pregnancy, the menopause, excess weight or even frequent cystitis. The connective tissue is placed under a heavy load, urethrophraxis is impaired.

Bladder weakness in men is often linked to prostate problems, which impair the natural emptying of the bladder. What’s more, disorders of the urethral sphincter can also occur following prostate surgery. Less common causes are bladder stones, tumour disorders in the bladder or urethra area, and neurogenic illnesses or injuries, which are associated with functional impairments of the nerves responsible for bladder emptying. An improvement in the symptoms can be achieved by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles with targeted exercises. Losing excess weight, which can generally be supported using medicinal mushrooms, can also bring significant relief for the weakened tissue.

Medicinal mushrooms to strengthen the bladder

Coriolus and Cordyceps
Both medicinal mushrooms are traditionally used for hormone-based weaknesses of the bladder sphincter, i.e. above all oestrogen deficiency in the menopause. At a vegetative level, a balancing effect is observed. Auricularia Auricularia is closely linked to the connective tissue. Like pelvic floor training, strong connective tissue is important to alleviate the symptoms of bladder weakness.

Reishi can be used well for prostate problems. There is also a regulatory effect on the vegetative nervous system, which specifically requires support in the case of stress-induced incontinence.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.