Am I at Risk for Bladder Problems?

Often, we don’t really think about our bladder until it is giving us a sign it is time to use the restroom. However, during Bladder Health Month this November, our team at AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale wants to teach you a little bit more about the bladder and how you can keep it healthy for years to come!

Who Experiences Bladder Issues?

A bladder issue can happen to anyone at any time. However, it does seem that women experience more bladder issues than men.

That’s likely due to differences in anatomy, as well as hormonal changes that women experience, making them more likely to experience common bladder issues.

Common Bladder Problems

  • Cystitis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Urinary tract infection

How Can I Keep My Bladder Healthy?

When you are looking for ways to improve your bladder, you can start by making sure you are drinking enough fluids throughout the day. Water is the best at keeping you hydrated and your bladder healthy.

Quitting smoking, getting regular exercise and using the bathroom when you need to are other ways you can improve your bladder health! And you can also promote optimal bladder health by eating bladder-friendly foods.

Good Foods for Your Bladder

  • Pears
  • Bananas
  • Green beans
  • Winter squash
  • Potatoes
  • Lean proteins
  • Whole grains
  • Breads
  • Nuts
  • Eggs

Do you think you might have a urinary tract infection? Visit AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale today for a medical evaluation and treatment plan to get you feeling as good as new!


3700 Cahaba Beach Road Birmingham, AL 35242

Our Mission and Values:

Our mission is to provide the best healthcare possible in a kind and caring environment, in an economical manner, while respecting the rights of all of our patients, at times and locations convenient to the patient.

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