A frequent or sudden urge to urinate?

Often needing to get up at night?

You’re not alone. Many women and men can suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), with around 14 million people in the UK suffering with some form of bladder problem1.

The most common urinary complaints are:

  • Needing to go to the toilet more frequently
  • A sudden, intense urge to urinate
  • Urinary leaks

How can symptoms be managed?

These symptoms can have a considerable impact on quality of life; especially as they can severely impair sleep and affect self-confidence. It’s therefore important not to remain silent, but to address problems early. There are a variety of self-care options available that may help improve your symptoms such as pelvic floor exercises, reducing your caffeine and alcohol intake or taking certain over-the-counter products. If you are concerned about your symptoms or they seem to be getting worse, do not hesitate to see your GP.

UROSTEMOL is a new range of traditional herbal medicines for the relief of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) related to an overactive bladder, bladder weakness or a benign enlargement of the prostate (BPH). This is exclusively based on long-standing use as a traditional herbal remedy.

What is an overactive bladder?

An overactive bladder (sometimes also referred to as a nervous or irritable bladder) can occur in both men and women. It is characterised by frequent urges to urinate that are difficult to suppress, even though the bladder is only partly filled. The constant urge to urinate forces sufferers to more frequent toilet visits, sometimes at intervals of one to two hours. Moreover, these symptoms can severely impair sleep, as they often continue at night.

The sudden urge to urinate can also result in involuntary urine leaks. Doctors refer to this as urge incontinence. The cause of urge incontinence is a bladder storage dysfunction: the bladder muscles contract, even if there is only a small amount of urine in the bladder.

What is bladder weakness?

Bladder weakness or urinary incontinence is characterised by an involuntary leakage of urine.

The most common causes of bladder weakness are pregnancy and giving birth, menopause and ageing1.

The different types of urinary incontinence are:

  • Stress incontinence – when urine leaks when the bladder is put under pressure, while exercising, heavy lifting, sneezing or coughing.
  • Urge incontinence – when urine leaks as one feels a sudden, intense urge to pass urine, or soon afterwards. The bladder muscles contract involuntarily even if there is only a small amount of urine in the bladder.
  • Mixed incontinence – a mixture of both stress and urge incontinence.

What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or Hypertrophy (BPH) is the medical term for the condition commonly known as an enlarged prostate. It’s a common disease in men and often develops with age.

As the prostate grows, it puts a pressure on the bladder and urethra. This can cause functional problems with urination. Up to one in two men over the age of 50 develops the typical symptoms of a benign enlargement of the prostate2 which are:

  • A frequent urge to urinate, especially at night.
  • A delay in the start of urination.
  • A feeling of pressure and tension in the bladder.
  • A weak urine stream.
  • Dribbling of urine.
  • Incomplete emptying of the bladder.

If you suffer from these symptoms or you think you might have an enlarged prostate, it’s important to talk to your doctor about it. Your doctor can rule out other causes of your symptoms, including prostate cancer. The earlier you know the cause of your symptoms, the better the prospects for improving them.

About UROSTEMOL

The UROSTEMOL range offers products for men and women and is used by over 10 million people in Germany for overactive bladder relief3. All products contain a unique combination of naturally sourced, active ingredients like the FINK® therapeutic pumpkin.

Products for men

UROSTEMOL Men is a traditional herbal medicinal product for relief of lower urinary symptoms related to an overactive bladder such as:

  • Frequent day and night time urination
  • Urgent urination
  • Accidental leakage of urine

Exclusively based on long-standing use as a traditional remedy. Always read the label.

UROSTEMOL Prosta contains pumpkin seed extract. This is a traditional herbal medicinal product for relief of lower urinary symptoms in men related to an overactive bladder or who have a confirmed diagnosis of benign enlargement of the prostate (BPH). Used to relieve symptoms such as:

  • Frequent and urgent urination, also at night
  • Feeling of incomplete bladder‑emptying
  • Weak urinary flow

Exclusively based on long-standing use as a traditional remedy. Always read the label.

Products for women

UROSTEMOL Femina is a traditional herbal medicinal product for relief of lower urinary symptoms related to an overactive bladder such as:

  • Frequent urination
  • Urgent urination
  • Urinary leakage

Exclusively based on long-standing use as a traditional remedy. Always read the label.

Products for men and women

UROSTEMOL Capsules is a traditional herbal medicinal product for relief of lower urinary symptoms related to an overactive bladder in men and women:

  • Frequent and urgent urination

Exclusively based on long-standing use as a traditional remedy. Always read the label.

1. http://www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org/bladder/bladder.aspx (Last accessed May 2015)

2 Napalkov P. et al.: Worldwide patterns of prevalence and mortality from benign prostatic hyperplasia. Urology. 1995 Sep;46(3 Suppl A):41-6.

3 GRANUFINK IMS Sales Data taken from 1999-2015.