Posted on: 06 May 2022
May marks the start of Women's Health Month, a time to focus on the health and wellness of women all over the world. This month is a time to help raise awareness of urology-related conditions that affect women, such as overactive bladder, urinary tract infections, incontinence and interstitial cystitis.
Here are some self-care tips to help you jumpstart your wellness journey!
- Go to the Bathroom. Holding your urine for too long can weaken bladder muscles over time. This can lead to problems like incontinence and not being able to fully empty your bladder. Try to urinate every 3-4 hours during the day.
Hydrate. If you become dehydrated, it can lead to concentrated urine which can irritate your bladder. Adults should drink 6-8 oz. of water a day for a healthy bladder.
Go for a walk. Working out can help prevent bladder problems and helps maintain a healthy weight. Aim for 30 minutes of walking a day.
Relax. Some research suggests that mindful meditation can help with overactive bladder episodes and can help calm the body and mind.
In support of Women’s Health Month, the Urology Care Foundation held a “Women’s Health in Urology” webinar with Dr. Rena Malik and Dr. Fenwa Milhouse. Watch here as these doctors open the conversation for talking about women’s health in hopes that women will find more comfort in talking about their health.
To learn more, visit our Women’s Health Info Center.
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