Among problems occurring with the urinary bladder, common issues include simple urinary incontinence, inflammation, infection, tumor, and cancer. One of the most widespread diseases of the urinary system is inflammation of the bladder – cystitis.
The main symptoms of cystitis are frequent (pollakiuria) or difficult (dysuria) urination, sharp pain and burning during urination, flakes in urine, discomfort, spasms, or pain in the lower abdomen. There may also be involuntary urine leakage and possibly a rise in temperature.
It’s important to note that some of these symptoms can also be signs of other urinary system diseases (inflammation of the urethra (urethritis), kidney stones, kidney diseases, etc.). Therefore, it’s important to pay close attention to symptoms and consult a doctor.
Physical causes of urinary bladder problems include:
- Kidney diseases,
- Kidney stones,
- Hormonal disorders,
- Compression of nerve endings (trauma, hernia),
- Postpartum disorders,
- Vitamin deficiency.
Bladder dysfunction can occur against the backdrop of other diseases not directly related to the urinary system (stroke, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, etc.).
Women are known to suffer more frequently from bladder ailments, particularly cystitis, due to body structure differences. In men, the disease typically occurs in old age due to prostate disease, heavy physical strain, chronic fatigue. Inflammation of the bladder in children is usually detected only after two years of age. Causes can include: consequences of birth trauma, congenital pathology, hypothermia, infection.
Psychosomatics of Urinary Bladder Problems
Lately, the medical diagnosis of neurogenic cystitis – cystitis arising on a nervous basis – is becoming common. The bladder’s function, like the entire excretory system, is regulated by the human nervous system. Therefore, disturbances in the nervous system cause disturbances in the urinary system, and in our case – neurogenic urinary disorders.
The sympathetic nervous system (whose main function is adaptation to life in society) controls the retention of urination, preventing uncontrolled, voluntary urine leakage.
The parasympathetic nervous system controls urination itself, to timely rid the body of metabolic products (as soon as the bladder fills, signals about the need to empty are transmitted to the brain and back to the bladder muscles, allowing urination).
It’s been found that excessive nervousness and prolonged negative experiences adversely affect the state of the sympathetic nervous system and its control functions over retention.
It’s known that liquid in the human body symbolizes emotions and desires. Let’s transfer our knowledge about the bladder and its functions from the physical plane to the metaphysical plane.
The bladder is a place where metabolic products (unnecessary, processed emotional wastes) are collected and expelled from the body. Thus, if a person experiences difficulty in urinating, it indicates the retention of accumulated unnecessary emotions or desires, the reluctance to free oneself from them. Conversely, urinary incontinence indicates that the person cannot control their emotions and desires.
Psychological Causes of Urinary Bladder Problems
Let’s examine negative emotions, the prolonged experience of which causes urinary disorders.
- Expectations (usually exaggerated) from another person and associated disappointment. Many problems with mental and physical health could be avoided if one did not stress over this factor – expectations. For some reason, people tend to set themselves up that someone must do or be something, as they want and expect.
- Sometimes a person experiences negative emotions due to feelings of humiliation, insult, which may have originated in the soul for objective (another person said or did something) or subjective (the person perceived the situation that way) reasons.
- A person may be in prolonged stress when they cannot control (due to illness, circumstances, etc.) their life and are forced to submit to someone else’s will.
- Constant dissatisfaction with others or oneself and the growing anger about it.
- Since urinary bladder disorders are related to the urogenital system, some authors point to troubles or conflicts on a sexual basis, fear (e.g., before starting an intimate life) as a cause.
- The presence of symptoms such as burning indicates irritation, resentment towards the opposite sex, blaming others.
- Suppression of anger, fear, and other negative emotions that a person cannot express due to public opinion (what others will say, better to endure).
Note that women suffer more from bladder ailments, particularly cystitis, due to their emotional nature. Typically, these diseases occur in women who cannot express their emotions.
Regarding urinary incontinence in children (enuresis), it occurs as a signal that the child suppresses their emotions during the day, fearing punishment or disappointing an adult (demanding parents). At night, conscious suppression of emotions is impossible as sleep weakens control. So, parents have something to think about.
Let us remind you that if psychological causes are ignored, long-term disruptions in the functioning of the bladder can lead to serious chronic illnesses.
Paths to Healing
Life presents us with various situations, and it is only up to us to choose the emotion we will experience in response to a life situation. Yes, humans are still not perfect beings, and we don’t always manage to think before emotionally reacting. We experience irritations and resentments. However, being short-lived, these negative emotions usually dissipate quite quickly, not having a chance to harm the owner on a physical level (BUT on a metaphysical, subtle level, even this small negativity leaves its mark in a person’s biofield).
If negative emotions overwhelm a person for a long time, doing their destructive work, then disruptions will affect the physical body as well. Therefore, the best means of healing would be to accept the fact of the incorrectness of your negative reaction to a specific situation and to free yourself from the emotions associated with that reaction.
You can approach the resolution of any situation rationally. Let’s take expectations as an example. In most cases, if not to say almost always, these expectations are not justified, and it’s logical: how can another person know what kind of behavior, qualities, feelings, or relationships you expect from them if you don’t tell them?! We don’t all possess the gift of clairvoyance, so if you have expectations, just say it to them, discuss it openly: who expects what from whom.
BUT: keep in mind that if you present your expectations, the other person can also present their expectations to you.
The question arises: Isn’t it easier to completely abandon these disappointing and futile expectations and build relationships based on the full acceptance of the person? After all, we ourselves want to be accepted for who we are.
Similarly, if we truly love someone, we won’t take away their freedom to be who they are. If you reconsider your reason in such a positive way, the negativity will gradually dissolve, freeing your soul from harmful experiences, and your physical body from illness.
I hope this article serves as a helpful insight to someone.