Relaxation Tips to Quiet OAB Symptoms

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Concentrate on Your Breathing.

Begin by getting comfortable. Then, inhale slowly to a silent count of three, hold for a second at the top of your inhale, and slowly exhale to a count of three. Repeat the exercise 5 times and then slow your breathing to a count of four. Continue this relaxation exercise for at least 10 minutes.

Re-focus on Your Surroundings.

After relaxed breathing exercises, slowly bring your attention back to your surroundings. Then, begin gentle stretches. These relaxation and breathing techniques can help lower your heart rate and decrease bladder spasms.

Try Hypnosis.

Overactive bladder may be caused by a problem with the connections between the nervous system and the bladder. In some cases, hypnosis can improve nerve signals and help people with OAB regain bladder control.

Get a Referral for a Hypnotherapist.

Hypnotherapy often involves visualization techniques. For example, a person with overactive bladder may find it helpful to imagine the connection between the brain and the bladder as a tree trunk and branches that are growing stronger and stronger.

Explore Meditation.

In one study, women with overactive bladder who listened to an audio recording of deep breathing and visualization exercises for 15 minutes, twice a day, for two weeks, experienced an improvement in their OAB symptoms.

Let Go of Tension.

Take a few deep breaths. Concentrate on your head and any tension you feel there. While exhaling, relax and let go of the tension in your head. Next, focus on your eyes, your neck, your shoulders and so on. Slowly repeat the exercise as you move down your entire body to your toes.

Source: healthcommunities.com
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