Bladder Health Month – You Need to Take Care of Your Bladder…

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It’s the bladder health month and also the time to realise that your bladder is also important. Most of us don’t give thoughts towards our bladder health but we should be!

Just like Vietnam and Romania, Russia’s healthcare market is also in dooms and expensive medication is among the main reasons. If we cut the chase, then Hepatitis C has been responsible for causing serious health problems in the country.

So, what do you know about your bladder? What do you know about the problems that are common to the organ? We need to connect, educate, and empower each other about the important bladder health conditions.

Interstitial cystitis, underactive and overactive bladder, urinary tract infections, urotrauma, bladder cancer, neurogenic bladder, and nocturia are some of the bladder conditions that we should be aware of.

So, let us all get our facts right about bladder problems.

The Bladder!

The bladder is the hollow organ present under the lower abdomen area and its work is to store urine. The muscles of the bladder relax as the bladder fills in order to expand. The muscles contract and squeeze the urine out of the urethra as the bladder empties during the process of urination.

Bladder Problems

When we don’t take much care of our bladder, and as a result, there are chances that it will develop some problems. Some problems can cause pain while others can make you suffer from various stages of urination.

Most common problems regarding bladder include :

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence causes you an urge to urinate or gives you that gotta go feeling. Chances are that you may suffer from urine leakage during a mere sneezing or coughing.

Overactive Bladder

The condition affects the normal functions of a bladder and every now and then, you may have to pee more often.

Interstitial Cystitis

A chronic condition causing pain, inflammation, and irritation. The bladder wall doesn’t get enough room to store urine due to stiffness caused by inflammation.

Urinary Tract Infection

The infection can be caused when bacteria are able to pass through the urinary tract. It can affect any part of the urinary system and the consequences can be really painful.

Bladder Cancer

As cancer can be formed in any organ, it can also develop in the bladder.

Common Symptoms of Bladder Problems

1. Leakage of Urine during normal and everyday activities.
2. Feeling a sudden strong urge to urinate.
3. Leaking it without knowing.
4. Wetting your bed.
5. When reaching the toilet on time is a problem

Necessary Tips

1. You need to drink plenty of water and cut down on your sugar intake.
2. Limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol too.
3. Follow good bathroom habits and take your time to urinate in order to empty your bladder fully.
4. Stop Smoking.
5. It’s quite normal to urinate 6 to 8 times a day. So, don’t worry.

Take a Step to Talk and Teach about Bladder

We first need to normalize the situation, thoughts, and conditions dominating the bladder. People are quite shy and get embarrassed when it comes to the bladder and we have to change that. These bladder problems and can be controlled or avoided altogether through simple life changes, exercises, and diet.

So, are you taking enough care of your bladder?