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Bladder care: 9 ways to love your bladder  

Self-care isn’t just about pampering yourself; it’s also about nurturing your body from within. At Femetry, we’re big fans of the bladder care and everything else that has to do with the pelvic floor.

From adding supplements to your routine to trying out a few unique hydration strategies, let’s explore how you can spotlight an often-overlooked organ—your bladder. 

A mighty bladder takes you a long way. 

Your tiny bladder has an important job in your body. It serves as a reservoir for storing urine before it is expelled from the body. Optimal bladder health is essential for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs), minimizing urinary incontinence, and reducing the risk of bladder-related issues. By keeping bladder health at the top of your list, you can enjoy greater comfort, confidence, and vitality in your daily life. 

9 tips to achieve supreme bladder health. 

1. Consume fewer bladder irritants.  

Certain foods and beverages, such as caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods, and artificial sweeteners, can cause discomfort in the bladder. If you have a condition, like Interstitial Cystitis (IC), you know all too well how fast diet can impact comfort. Limiting or avoiding these irritants can help prevent flare-ups and maintain bladder health. 

2. Bring some mindfulness to the restroom.  

It sounds strange, but your bladder health could benefit from mindfulness. It all comes down to listening to your body’s signals and emptying your body regularly. Try not to “hold it” for prolonged periods of time. This can increase the risk of UTIs and bladder discomfort.  

3. Explore unique ways to stay hydrated. 

Of course, drinking water is on the list! But drinking plain water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated. Here a few different techniques: 

  • Try infusing water with slices of cucumber, lemon, or mint for a burst of flavor.  
  • Experiment with herbal teas, such as chamomile or ginger, which not only hydrate but also offer soothing properties for the bladder.  
  • Eat hydrating foods, like watermelon, cucumber, and celery, which have high water content and can contribute to your overall fluid intake.  

By diversifying your hydration options, you can stay hydrated while tantalizing your taste buds and supporting bladder health. If you have IC, be mindful of acidic ingredients. Discover how IC Warrior, Heather, takes care of her bladder.  

4. Practice pelvic floor exercises. 

Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles through exercises, like kegels, can help improve bladder control. Support your bladder health by enhancing the muscles that surround the area. Additionally, IC patients have also found that pelvic floor therapy soothes their symptoms, like urinary incontinence. Read more about pelvic floor techniques.  

5. Cut back on smoking. 

Did you know that smoking can irritate the bladder and increase the risk of bladder cancer? In fact, there are several urologic conditions directly impacted by smoking. By putting the cigarettes down, or reducing your exposure to secondhand smoke, you can protect bladder health. 

6. Proper hygiene practices.  

Keeping the genital area clean and dry can help prevent infections that may affect bladder health. Be sure to wipe from front to back after using the bathroom to reduce the risk of introducing bacteria into the urinary tract. 

7. A healthy diet goes a long way.  

Choose a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to support bladder health. Take note that foods high in fiber could also prevent constipation and put less pressure on the bladder. Pay close attention to how your body reacts to different foods and adjust your diet accordingly. 

8. Supplement your bladder health.  

Supplements like Femetry are formulated to promote urinary wellness. You’ll want to find supplements that support and nourish your urinary tract health. Take a look at our ingredients glossary to explore our clinically studied formulations. Give your bladder the targeted support it needs to thrive. 

9. Don’t ignore those bladder troubles! 

If you’re dealing with frequent urges, pain, or leaks when you hit the bathroom, it’s time to chat with a doctor. Catching these issues early can make a world of difference in keeping your bladder happy and healthy. So, don’t wait around—reach out for some expert help and get back to feeling your best! 

Become your bladder’s bestie. 

Bladder health is often overlooked and undervalued. But take a moment to show your bladder some love by implementing these proactive strategies. Whether it’s by adding supplements into your routine or boosting your water intake through watermelon, there are so many ways to keep your bladder smiling.  

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