With the temperatures rising significantly, there have been more and more people that have been having bladder problems. Our bladder is one of the most hardworking yet underappreciated organs in our body. So today, I wanted to give some handy tips on how you can keep your bladder in better health.
Drink More Water
Never underestimate what water can do for your body. Don’t fall into the latest trend of juice cleansing and other things. Your body needs water consistently. Your body uses the water that you drink to flush out any unwanted bacteria or acids from your system. When you do not give your body the water that it needs, you can experience visible differences in the color of your urine.
Always remember that water is very, very good for you. During hot seasons, always make it a point to pack a water bottle with you so that no matter where you go, you’ll always have access to liquids.
Don’t Hold It In
Holding in one’s pee is often a normal fact of life especially when you live an active one. At the most, it is acceptable to hold in one’s pee for about an hour. The trouble begins when you regularly hold in your bladder and start prolonging the period between urinating. When you keep in your pee, you put additional stress on your system.
If you make it a habit, you’ll promote the growth of bacteria in your bladder which can lead to bladder infections.
Ensure Your Bladder is Empty
A lot of the time, people tend to rush the urination process. This is either because they’ve been holding it in for too long or they are pressed for time. When this happens, there is a possibility that the bladder does not get to fully release all the urine that it has been keeping.
Where there is urine that is left in your bladder to wait the next time it is full, you risk your likelihood of contracting a bladder infection. So always make it a point to stay chill and to ensure that every last drop is out of your bladder.
Avoid Being Overweight
Being overweight doesn’t really help anyone. It puts additional stress on the heart and other parts of the body. Your bladder also suffers because it—along with your kidney—need to work twice as hard to get rid of bacteria, toxins, and other unwanted particles in the body. Make sure that you exercise regularly and eat healthy in order to optimize your body’s functions.
Our bladder allows our body to get rid of harmful elements in the body. Once the kidney has done its job, it is the bladder’s turn to rid the body of anything that can hurt it. So when you don’t take care of yourself and your bladder, you can end up ruining your body’s natural functions.
Do you take care of your bladder? What other ways do you know of to keep your bladder healthy?