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Posted on Apr 19, 2022

Tips to maintain good urologic health?

Diet is very influential over the wellbeing of the urinary system, reproductive organs and for the long-term urological health.There are some helpful dietary tips for maintaining optimum urological health.

Drink Plenty of Water– Water has a plethora of benefits for the wellbeing of the urinary system, not to mention your overall health. The intake of water should be sufficient for the body to produce atleast >2L urine output/day.

Keep Salt Intake to a Minimum– While sodium is a necessary mineral in your body, an excess can have adverse affects on your health, particularly your urological wellbeing. You require around 1,500 milligrams of sodium each day for normal body function. And while it may seem like a lot, it is only around 3 grams of salt, which is easy to overshoot.

Avoid alcohol and tobacco use

Reduce the Amount of Meat and Gluten You Eat- Meat is acidic and can irritate the bladder, while lowering gluten intake can help to less irritation and decrease urinary urgency, frequency, and incontinence.

Avoid Caffine Chocolates.It may irritate your bladder.

Eat Plenty of Fibre- Fibre  is the indigestible component of plant foods, such as vegetables, fruits, grains, beans and legumes. It is very important for your digestive health, particularly for the bladder.

Selection of  Fruit Carefully

While a balanced diet featuring lots of fruit and vegetables is great for your overall health, there are few  fruits that can irritate the bladder, such as those that are highly acidic. Citrus, grapes and tomatoes should be limited if you have a sensitive bladder.

Eat Foods Rich in Zinc, Essential Fatty Acids and Selenium

Increase consumption of foods rich in zinc, essential fatty acids, selenium all of which are crucial for male reproductive health.

Pelvic floor muscle exercise is very beneficial for a patient with lower urinary tract symptoms- This exercise can also be beneficial for normal healthy individual.