How to Improve Your Bladder Health in the New Year
by Gary Sattin on Jan 09, 2023
It's the New Year, a perfect time to make resolutions to improve your health!
One of those goals can be improving our bladder and bowel habits to help reduce or eliminate any incontinence symptoms. Use these tips when making resolutions for better bladder function and reduced incontinence symptoms.
Five ways to reduce incontinence symptoms
Incontinence doesn’t have to control your life. Make a resolution this year to improve your bladder function and reduce your symptoms. Here are a few helpful tips to get started.
Thirsty? Drink up! (You'll be glad you did)
When it comes to managing symptoms of incontinence, it's crucial that you drink when you're thirsty—restricting fluids is not the answer. Not getting enough fluids can lead to an increased risk of urinary tract infections, which are extremely painful and can further exacerbate incontinence issues. By hydrating regularly, you will be able to flush out infection-causing bacteria more efficiently from the bladder and kidneys, thus avoiding UTIs and helping to reduce your symptoms.
UTI Prevention starts with staying dry
Choosing the right incontinence product is essential to reduce your risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs).
While moist environments provide the ideal conditions for bacteria to thrive, staying dry can significantly reduce the prevalence of UTIs.
It's important to stay dry and opt for breathable, moisture-wicking products like Total Dry's fitted briefs to keep the area clean, as bacteria tend to thrive in moist areas.
By using absorbent, leak-proof products designed to protect you and your skin, you'll easily manage bladder leakage and successfully avoid UTIs.
Kegels: Improve your bladder control in just a few minutes a day
Practicing Kegels can have dramatic effects in treating incontinence-related symptoms. Studies show that exercising your pelvic muscles for just a few minutes a day, multiple times a day can produce significant results. Best of all, no one else needs to know you're doing them - practice while sitting at your desk, in traffic, or while watching tv. A regular Kegel regimen can not only reduce but possibly even eliminate urinary incontinence issues altogether.
Total Dry Fitted Briefs are excellent for moisture-wicking and quick uptake, keeping skin up to eight times drier than other leading brands. In addition to offering superior protection from wetness, common irritations like irritation or allergies are also minimized.
A salad a day keeps the leaks away
A nutritious, balanced diet can majorly manage incontinence symptoms and improve overall bladder health. To support healthy digestion and regularity, consuming nutrient-rich foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is essential. Avoid caffeine, spicy foods, and other irritants as they may exacerbate discomfort associated with incontinence.
Are you looking for a simple place to start making changes for your bladder health? A great way to get started is by committing to having one salad and one piece of fruit each day.
This simple modification to your diet will provide numerous health benefits that will last for years to come. Adding these dietary elements can help promote digestive balance while ensuring you're getting the micronutrients your body needs - without any adverse effects caused by caffeine or spices.
Butts out! Quitting smoking can help your incontinence
Managing incontinence effectively can be as simple as making lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking. Smoking damages the lungs and threatens the health of other major organs involved in managing incontinence such as bladder, kidneys and colon. The effects of nicotine on the body's vascular system can starve organs of essential oxygen and nutrients. In addition to disrupting normal functioning of these organs, research has linked smoking with higher rates of bladder and colon cancer. Therefore, quitting smoking can be a viable solution for improving various symptoms caused by incontinence.
Now that you've read through our helpful tips and advice, it's time to start taking action. Consider signing up for Total Dry's newsletter. Total Dry is here to help provide you with the highest quality and most effective solutions so that you can feel your best. With free samples of our incontinence products, you don't have to worry about committing to anything - just try it out and find out which product works best for you.
So, why not get a jump start on the changes we need to make to have a healthier bladder and bowel this coming year?