We all know how important our eating habits are to our overall health. However, do you know how important your food choices are to your bladder health?
In recognition of Bladder Health Month this November, our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip wants you to know how you can improve your bladder and keep it healthy. Read on as we offer some insight!
What Is the Purpose of Your Bladder?
Your bladder is a small sac that stores your urine. Located just behind the pelvic bone in the pelvis, the muscular walls of the bladder help contain urine until it’s time to be removed from the body.
Tips to Keep Your Bladder Healthy
- Drink plenty of water.
- Limit caffeine intake.
- Quit smoking.
- Avoid constipation.
- Keep a healthy weight.
- Exercise regularly.
- Do pelvic floor muscle exercises.
- Use the bathroom when you need to.
What Foods Can Irritate Your Bladder?
Do you feel as though your bladder is irritated? There could be a number of reasons, including what you’re eating. Some foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea, carbonated drinks, alcohol and even spicy foods, can irritate the bladder.
But on the flipside, there also foods you can eat to soothe the bladder and keep it in optimal health.
Foods That Help Soothe Your Bladder
- Low-fat or whole milk
- Brussels sprouts
Are you experiencing bladder issues? Visit our medical team at AFC Urgent Care West Islipfor a diagnosis and treatment plan as soon as possible!