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How to Support a Healthy Bladder
Lifestyle tips to help maintain a healthy bladder
Aside from taking AZO Bladder Control® products, take a look at the list of healthy bladder lifestyle tips below and see which ones may help you. While it’s not always possible to prevent occasional bladder control issues, 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. It’s also a great way to help manage weight that can contribute to occasional bladder control issues. Strengthening your pelvic muscles with exercises designed to help improve urinary continence, including pelvic floor or Kegel exercises, are also beneficial in maintaining healthy bladder control.
If you are experiencing bladder control issues and think weight may be a contributing factor, AZO Bladder Control® & Weight Management has an ingredient that can help by promoting healthy weight control to ease weight on the bladder.*
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, alcohol and (dare we say it?) chocolate. 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.
Try meditation or yoga for stress relief; research shows that emotional stress increases bladder discomfort.