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Bladder prolapse is a condition wherein a woman’s vaginal wall ceases to adequately support the urinary bladder. The front wall of the vagina gives support to the bladder under normal circumstances but when this wall weakens, it allows the bladder to droop and become prolapsed. This can lead to a wide range of medical problems such as urinary difficulties, stress incontinence (leakage of urine while coughing or sneezing), pain and discomfort, etc.
Prolapsed bladders are generally associated with menopause. Also known as cystoceles or fallen bladders, they are categorized into four different types depending on the extent to which the bladder has prolapsed.
Grade 1: This is the mild stage wherein a small portion of the bladder droops into the vagina.
Grade 2: This is the moderate stage in which the bladder droops far enough to reach the opening of the vagina.
Grade 3: This is when the condition becomes severe and the bladder protrudes from the body through the opening of the vagina.
Grade 4: This occurs when the bladder has completely prolapsed. The entire bladder protrudes outside the vagina and is normally associated with other forms of pelvic organ prolapse such as uterine prolapse (the sagging of the uterus from its normal spot) and rectocele (prolapse of the wall between the vagina and the rectum).
What are the causes of prolapsed bladders?
Following are the factors that lead to the condition of prolapsed bladders:
- Menopause: The vaginal walls are known to become weak upon the onset of menopause. This occurs because the body inhibits the production of oestrogen, the hormone that renders strength to the muscles of the vagina. As a result, the bladder is no longer supported by the vagina.
- Childbirth: The process of childbirth puts a tremendous amount of stress on the vagina and often leads to deterioration of the muscles of the vaginal wall. This in turn leads to the condition of prolapsed bladder.
- Straining: Anything that puts strain on the walls of the vagina can lead to this condition. This includes lifting heavy objects, chronic constipation, obesity, excessive coughing and sneezing or any other factor that damages the pelvic floor.
What are the symptoms of a prolapsed bladder?
Symptoms of a prolapsed bladder vary from case to case, depending on the category and extent of the condition. Some of the most commonly experienced symptoms of the condition are as follows:
Tissue sticking out of the vagina (that may be tender and/or bleeding)
Taking care of the health has become a difficult task these days due to the fast running of life. Hence, often some of the internal organs such as kidney suffer from some of the most critical issues.
Importance of kidney in human body
The bean-shaped organ in the human body, kidney functions in a number of ways such as:
- Regulating the body fluid volume,
- Eliminating both anions and cations,
- Maintaining proper plasma concentration of urea and glucose,
- Maintaining the alkalinity or the acidity in the blood,
- Eliminating waste products along with toxic substances from the body,
- Maintaining necessary elements in the body.
Diseases caused to kidney
Some of the major diseases that are caused to the kidney are:
- Oliguria or Anuria in which formation of urine decreases,
- Polyuria is when urine passes at frequent intervals sometimes with constituents such as pus or blood,
- Pyelitis or Nephritis that causes inflammation of the kidney pelvis,
- Uraemia causes abnormal urea amount in blood,
- Dysuria leads to pain during urine passage.
Causes and diagnosis of kidney damage
Kidney damages can be caused due to various reasons such as high level of stress, having a wrong diet that has more amounts of junk food, and due to a lesser amount of physiological activities. Also these days a number of people prefer to take medicines on the advice of a local pharmacist. This is often considered as dangerous because not all medicines suit everyone’s system and this can cause damage to the kidney. Only a doctor knows which medicine will be suitable for you. Normally, to diagnose kidney damage, albumin or serum creatinine test is required. But apart from this also a few symptoms are high blood urea, decreased haemoglobin and also high blood pressure.
Ayurvedic Ways To Treat Kidney Damage
Ayurveda has suggested a number of natural ingredients that can help in treating damaged kidney.
- Fruits and nuts
- Dry fruits like chilgoza, almonds and pistachio help in toning up the weak kidneys,
- Mango helps in strengthening the kidneys,
- Pineapple and watermelon seeds removes kidney stone,
- Juices such as coconut water, bel juice, amla juice, and similar helps in treating spleen related issues,
- Easily available vegetables
- Leafy vegetables such as spinach are also helpful in treating kidney damage,
- Cucumber, pumpkin, and water gourd are other items that help in relieving urinary troubles. Either juice of these ingredients or pulp can be taken for the cure,
- Root vegetables such as carrot and radish is also very much effective in curing kidney issues,
- Other options
- Juice of onions is another Ayurvedic way of treating urinary infections or kidney damage,
- Another way of treating kidney damage can be through flowers of Moringa or Sahajan.
Of course, there are medicines also available for the treatment purpose along with surgeries, but it is always better to try the natural items first to avoid side effects.