bladder healthA good bladder heath is very important for everyone of us, but most of people take it a little for granted until real problems start arising. Your bladder plays a key role as a storage for toxins and urine which goes our of your kidneys. Actually your bladder is more prone to many infections and diseases than any other organs of your body. Do not neglect your bladder health and follow the easy steps below to keep your bladder in an excellent condition and minimize the risks linked to bladder problems.

1. Maintain a healthy weight. It is obvious that the more extra pounds you have, the harder pressure your bladder undergoes. Therefore,  it is very important for an excellent bladder health to follow a healthy diet and exercises on a regular basis.

2. Avoid unhealthy drinks. Such beverages as soda, beer, coffee, teas or other drinks with a high content of caffeine or alcohol tend to irritate our bladder. Also, the experts recommend to avoid drinking too much water or liquids as it causes overactive bladder.

3. urinary tract infectionsAvoid consuming spicy or acidic foods. Too spicy, acidic or the foods rich in caffeine can play a role of irritants to the urinary tract and affect your bladder health.

4. Give up smoking. Smoking is considered to be among the principle causes of bladder cancer, especially in a long run. Nicotine and smoke are very powerful irritants for our bladder, as well as for our entire body. There’s another factor linked to smoking and leads to urination problems: chronic coughs which can be linked to chronic small leakages.

5. Avoid constipation. Remember that a full rectum also causes extra pressure on bladder, therefore a proper intake of fiber and water can do good for you and improve your bladder health.

6. Do Kegel exercises. This exercises known also as pelvic muscle exercises can assist in increasing control of the bladder’s sphincter. The essence of the exercises is the following: constrict the pelvic floor muscles in such a way like you were trying to prevent urination, hold for 3-5 seconds and release, repeat as many times as you feel comfortable with. These exercises should be regularly done by women and men of any age.

7. Do everything possible to prevent urinary tract infections. These include any type of infections that affect urinary tract and linked to the activities of bacteria that get into the urinary tract. To prevent possible infections, observe the rules of basic hygiene, and always empty your bladder out before having a sexual intercourse. Also, a regular consumption of cranberry juice is linked to lower chances for urinary tract infections.

8. Be careful with taking various medications. Specialists say that there are more than three hundred various medications which can substantially worsen your bladder health. Therefore, always ask your doctor if the is another medication available with can ease your bladder function.

9. Do regular checkups and visit your doctor at least once a year. In particular, men should regularly control their prostate gland health, which has enormous effects on the bladder heath.


Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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