Urinary Incontinence

Also indexed as:Urge Incontinence, Stress Incontinence, Overactive Bladder, Bladder Control

(urge incontinence )

150 mg twice daily

3 stars[3 stars]
In a double blind study, women with urge incontinence reported improvement after supplementing with magnesium.

(urge incontinence )
5 mg three times daily for two weeks, then 10 mg three times daily for two weeks 2 stars[2 stars]
In a small, preliminary study, some men and women with urge incontinence reported reduced symptoms and also improved in laboratory measures of bladder muscle control when supplementing with vinpocetine.
Vitamin B12

(if deficient )
See a doctor to test for deficiency2 stars[2 stars]
Vitamin B12 deficency can cause urinary incontinence that may be corrected with supplementation.
Vitamin D
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Higher blood levels of vitamin D are associated with lower risk of urinary incontinence in women.
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