I have been a nurse for over 30 years. I have literally seen everything! The more experience I gain from nursing, the more holistic I am becoming. We were not taught this in nursing school. In fact, we only had one nutrition course that was 3 credits.
Therefore, whenever I hear about a “new” diagnosis, my radar goes up. I am serious. I have witnessed so many “diagnoses” be cured with simple vitamins, minerals, and lifestyle changes.
My lovely Grandmother started having all these strange symptoms.
First it was intermittent tingling in her arms and legs. Then she developed muscle pain and weakness. She also lacked energy and was very tired. She went to several doctors and all they could offer her was pills.
Then the straw that broke the camel’s back was when she started having urinary incontinence. She went to a urologist. One pill that was prescribed was Oxybutynin. This medication is used to help urinary incontinence. It works by relaxing the muscle that is found in the wall of the bladder. This helps to increase the volume of urine your bladder can hold and control the release of urine.
Types of Urinary Incontinence
- Stress incontinence. Urine leaks when you exert pressure on your bladder by coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy.
- Urge incontinence
- Overflow incontinence
- Functional incontinence
- Mixed incontinence.
Can Vitamin B12 Deficiency Cause Urinary Incontinence?
Since my Grandmother had no risk factors for urinary incontinence, I started to do some researching. I came upon Vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms. There is definitely a relationship between Vitamin B12 and urinary incontinence. Also, stress incontinence is related to B12 deficiency.
Vitamin B12 is involved in collagen synthesis. The pelvic floor, which includes collagen, elastin, and smooth muscle, is very important in preventing urinary incontinence.
I bought my Grand mom some b12 tablets that are sublingual, meaning you put it under your tongue. Within 3 days of this supplementation, her incontinence was gone. This is the supplement she used:
What Vitamins Are Good For Urinary Incontinence?
In addition to B12, the urinary system needs vitamin D, vitamin C and Magnesium. If you start to have urgency or urinary incontinence, go to your doctor and get a b12 level done.
My name is Phyllis Robinson MSN, RN. I have been a Registered Nurse for 27 years in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. I am passionate about cardiac care and heart disease. I also want this blog to be an educational tool that people can refer to for traditional and alternative treatment. I will blog on heart disorders such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and high cholesterol.
I received my Nursing degree from Baltimore Community College.
I went on to receive my Masters in Nursing from Walden University
I have worked for almost 30 years in Critical Care with a focus on heart health. I am an advocate of preventive healthcare.