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Maintaining Healthy Bladder Control
Maintain a healthy bladder now to protect against bladder loss later
While it’s not always possible to prevent bladder control loss, there are a number of things you can do to increase your chances of maintaining a healthy bladder.
Drink plenty of fluids.
It has been found that dehydration can cause bladder irritation. So it’s important to drink the recommended 6-8 glasses of water each day, unless otherwise advised by your doctor.
Getting exercise is a good way to stay in shape and in control of your bladder.
Something as simple as a brisk 30-minute walk every day is great for your overall health and your bladder health. Strengthening your pelvic muscles with regular exercise also proves beneficial for maintaining healthy bladder control.
Healthy food choices can play a big role in the health and function of your bladder. Avoid bladder irritants, such as caffeine and acidic foods. Make sure to get the right amount of fiber too. Good sources of fiber include whole-grain bread and cereals, barley, brown rice, oatmeal, beans, peas, apples, cabbage and carrots.
You may not realize this, but a smoker’s cough can actually make it harder to control your urine. Quitting smoking relieves coughing and contributes to better overall health.