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Habits for a Healthy Bladder

Now that the cold season is creeping in, you might notice that you need to use the restroom more often. Quite a paradox, as for most people the water intake dramatically reduces once the temperatures drop. But what causes this? And, more important, how can you keep your bladder healthy and work at its best?

Regardless of the time of the year, you should take proper care of each organ and system in your body. Nonetheless, I (and some of the other doctors as well) have noticed that once a weak body is exposed to low temperatures, some of the bodily functions decrease, in order to conserve the energy.

The first and easiest thing to do is to keep yourself warm and avoid getting cold feet.

The second aspect implies strengthening your body by feeding it what it needs and getting rid of the habits that harm your bladder.

1. Cranberries 

They might be the most powerful remedy to bladder-related issues, and there is evidence indicating their efficiency dating back to 1550. Their active compound fights against bacteria that cause infection in the first place.

You can consume them raw, dried, as powder or capsules, and as tea.Whatever option you choose, make sure you consume them daily.

Related: Hidden Health Benefits of Cranberries You Should Know

2. Avoid caffeine and acidic juices.

They irritate the entire urinary tract, and might cause an overactive bladder. Replace them with Guarana juice or yerba mate tea.

Related: Caffeine’s Health Benefits & Three Natural Alternatives To Coffee

3. Stay hydrated.

It might sound odd that more water will make you use the restroom less often, but if you’re on the verge of a bladder infection or already deal with one, then drinking the right amount of water will help your body flush out the toxins.

Moreover, one of the causes of an infection might be an insufficient water intake. This causes the urine to be more concentrated and acidic and leads to the inflammation of the bladder tissue.

Related: How Much Water is Too Much and Even Dangerous to Your Health?

4. Don’t suppress your needs.

Go to the bathroom as soon as you feel the need. The more you wait, the more likely to deal with urinary incontinence (the loss of bladder control).

Related: Risk-Free Overactive Bladder Remedies

So, what do you think of these prevention tips?

Tell me all about it in the comment section below.

To your health!

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