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5 Ways To Improve Your Bladder Health

As people get older, the bladder changes. The elastic bladder tissue may toughen and become less stretchy. A less flexible bladder cannot hold as much urine as before and might make you go to the bathroom more often.

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5 Ways To Improve Your Bladder Health

  • Do pelvic floor exercises. Daily exercises can help strengthen your muscles and may help avoid infections.
  • Drink enough fluids, especially water. How much water you need may vary but try to drink enough fluids so that you need to urinate every few hours.
  • Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothing. Tight-fitting pants and nylon underwear can trap moisture and help bacteria grow.
  • Use the bathroom when needed. Take the time to fully empty your bladder. If urine stays in the bladder for too long, it can make a bladder infection more likely.
  • Watch what you eat. Some people find that certain foods, such as spicy foods, make bladder problems worse. Adjusting your diet may help.

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