Shy bladder is often considered to be a condition brought on by the mindset of the person suffering from it. It comes as no surprise that a shy bladder is characterized by the act where the individual can only pass urine when completely alone. This social phobia is also referred to as paruresis or more commonly as bashful bladder.
So does this condition require treatment and what can be done to help relieve a shy bladder? Well for those who are affected by this condition counselling may not be enough. Given that the person suffering is genuinely struggling to pass urine, a lot of force can be put on the bladder itself. Without being able to pass the toxins disposed of by the kidneys, then the metabolism of the kidneys themselves becomes unbalanced and placed in jeopardy. The outcome is usually a kidney or bladder infection caused by an accumulation of bacteria.
Although counselling can be useful, one of the more effective ways to overcome shy bladder is to exposure the patient to public places as much as possible in an attempt to help them work through this mindset which prevents them from being able to freely urinate. This type of therapy is generally done gradually allowing the individual to get used to the scenario and setup. How effective it is varies from person to person but this method has been known to have a positive outcome.
In extreme cases of shy bladder the person is then obliged to wear a catheter in order to drain the bladder. This is done in cases where infection is imminent and other therapies have failed to work. It is said that excess stress can also provoke this condition so relaxation techniques and herbal remedies are usual to help combat theses excessive levels.