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Broadway Medical Bladder Health Month - Part 1

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November is Bladder Health Month and a great time for Broadway Medical to talk about something everybody has, but few people want to talk about; our bladders!

If you think about it, the bladder is one of the first organs we use. Even before we’re born (and certainly after) the bladder is busy working. The human bladder is a hollow organ that holds urine from your kidneys. It’s not fancy, but it’s essential and something we don’t think about or talk about until it stops working properly. As we age, so do our bladders and like many other body parts, they can have problems.  Painful urination and urine leakage are both common and unwanted. Broadway Medical has these simple lifestyle changes and exercises to keep your bladder holding its own.Bladder Health

Drink plenty of water, but not too much. Experts recommend drinking six to eight glasses daily. Water (not soda or coffee) can flush bacteria out of your urinary tract and that helps prevent bladder infections. We have all hopped on the water bottle bandwagon, and drinking too much water can cause us to constantly need to empty our bladder. If you’re spending more time in the bathroom than any other room in your house, it’s okay to cut back on your water intake.

Like we said, drinking water is great in moderation.  But if you drink too much, too late and too close to bedtime, you may finding yourself getting up to use the bathroom several times in the night. Try to avoid fluids for two hours before bedtime, especially soda or coffees.

Don’t hold back! When you “go,” go all the way and empty your bladder completely. Women are more prone to urinary tract infections than men. A great way to reduce your risk is to make sure that you “let it all out” and drain your bladder completely. Taking a little more time in the bathroom can decrease the risk bacteria getting into your system.

Broadway Medical carries undergarments and many other incontinence products to help you deal with bladder issues. See us today to learn more.