It never fails. You use the restroom before you leave the house and then have to go again once you reach your destination. Or worse, you feel like you have to go to the bathroom, but nothing happens once you are there.

If you are suffering from bladder issues, you are far from alone. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah wants to share some insight into the subject.

What Are Some Common Bladder Issues?

There a number of health conditions that can impact your bladder health, including urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence and bladder irritation. And bladder issues are often just plain annoying—as they can cause a major inconvenience to your normal daily routine.

But there are a number of steps you can take to keep your bladder healthy and functioning at its best.

Ways to Keep Your Bladder Healthy

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Limit caffeine.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Avoid constipation.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Exercise regularly.

How Does Your Diet Affect Your Bladder?

Bladder issues happen, especially as we grow older. However, not all bladder issues are due to age. Some bladder problems can be caused by the foods we eat or the drinks we consume.

For instance, certain acidic fruits like oranges and grapefruits, as well as hot beverages like coffee and tea, can irritate your bladder. But just like there are foods that irritate your bladder, certain foods also help soothe it.

Foods That Soothe Your Bladder

  • Water
  • Low-fat
  • Whole milk
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Honeydew
  • Melon
  • Pears
  • Raisins
  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber

Tired of dealing with bladder issues? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah today for an evaluation and treatment plan to get you feeling as good as new!