Causticum and Stress Incontinence
In relation to stress incontinence, this complaint is mainly linked to uncontrollable loss of small amounts of urine as a result of an increase in pressure in the abdomen with resultant loss of urine through a weakness in the urinary sphincter. This can be as a result of childbirth in women, pelvic surgery or abnormal positioning of the urethra or uterus. The individual may have stress incontinence issues when coughing, sneezing or lifting heavy objects for example.
The main theme of Causticum is in relation to weakness and progressive loss of muscular and nerve strength resulting in paralysis. The muscles involved are both voluntary and involuntary including that of the bladder which can cause a level of uncertainty in control over the muscles involved.
Key areas of Causticum’s suitability as a possible prescription for someone with stress incontinence include:-
- Paralysis of bladder.
- Passing of urine on coughing, walking, blowing nose and sneezing
- Bed wetting at night
- Passing urine at slightest excitement
- Loss of sensibility on passing urine – I.E. incontinence
Interestingly, causticum is indicated for a female in labour with Uterine inertia. Here is another example of the weakness in nerve and muscular strength, that could indicate a possibility of the female having a susceptibility to stress incontinence post childbirth.
As one can see from the above brief outline of Causticum’s keynotes the remedy is a possible similimum in relation to treating the complaint.