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Take a look at the list of healthy bladder lifestyle tips below and see which ones may help you. While there’s no ironclad guarantee with any bladder control solution, there are a number of things you can do to increase your chances of maintaining a healthy bladder.
Drink plenty of fluids.
Dehydration can cause bladder irritation. So make sure to drink the recommended 6-8 glasses of water each day, unless otherwise advised by your doctor.
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.
Research shows that emotional stress increases bladder discomfort. Don’t put off that yoga class any longer. Or give meditation a try—you can even download a free app for your phone to guide you.