Incontinence, Difficult Breathing & Cholesterol
Answered by: Christine Dennis
Question from: Kim
Posted on: November 24, 2008

Can you tell me what types of herbs can treat those symptoms of incontinence, difficult breathing & cholesterol

Regarding the incontinence - this question has been addressed before and can be found at:

http://www.richters.com/show.cgi?page=./QandA/Medicinal/20000619-6.html

Additionally, I would like to add that another often overlooked cause of urinary incontinence is a sympathetic referral from an irritated digestive system. What this means is that irritation in the digestive system often will cause irritation in the urinary tract with one of the symptoms being incontinence. This then requires addressing the root of the problem and that is reducing and/or removing the irritation in the digestive system. This digestive irritation can be caused from food sensitivities, poor eating habits, stress, antibiotic use and more.

Regarding the difficulty breathing, there are several causes of this symptom, some quite serious. You need a professional diagnosis to determine the cause before suggestions can be made.

As for your question regarding cholesterol, I am assuming you are referring to elevated cholesterol levels. This question has been address before and can be found at: http://www.richters.com/qa-search.cgi?search=cholesterol

In summary, cholesterol is only a problem when it comes to tissue repair in the blood vessels. Therefore healthy blood vessels are essential in preventing cholesterol related issues. Foods high in essential fatty acids such as fish oils, bioflavonoid rich foods such as brightly colored fruits and vegetable as well as antioxidant rich foods such as variety of vegetables are important.

Herbs that are high in bioflavonoids are hawthorn, rosehips and garlic. Herbs that are high in antioxidants are volatile oil rich herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme and oregano. Many are these herbs are available for purchase from Richter’s for a readily available supply of fresh antioxidants for daily consumption with meals.

Furthermore, elevated cholesterol levels are often as a result of leveled stress responses in the body. Reducing this stress response is essential for healthy cholesterol levels. Herbs that help to reduce the negative effects of stress on the body are ginseng, nettles, siberian ginseng and sarsaparilla. There herbs are available for purchase from Richter’s as well.

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