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Bladder Health: How to Keep Your Bladder Feeling Great This Summer


Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy all of your favorite foods and drinks. However, did you know that some of these choices can be bad for your bladder health? In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best food and drink choices to make this summer in order to keep your bladder feeling great!


One of the most important things to consider when trying to maintain bladder health is your fluid intake. It is important to drink plenty of fluids, especially water, in order to keep your body hydrated. However, you should avoid caffeine and alcohol as these can dehydrate the body and irritate the bladder. Instead, try drinking herbal teas or water with natural flavoring such as a slice of lemon, cucumbers, or even your favorite fresh herbs. Here are some drinks to avoid if you want to maintain a healthy bladder :


  • Coffee

  • Tea

  • Soda

  • Alcohol

  • Juice with Pulp

  • Sports Drinks

  • Milk

flavoringsWhile you should be careful about what fluids you put into your body, it is also important to be aware of the foods you are eating. Some foods can irritate the bladder or even cause urinary tract infections. Spicy and acidic foods can irritate the bladder, so it is best to avoid these if possible. Instead, try to eat more bland foods such as chicken, rice, and vegetables. These will be easier on your bladder and will help you to avoid any discomfort.


If you are having trouble maintaining bladder health this summer, there are many things you can do to help. By following the tips above, you can help to keep your bladder feeling great all season long. Lansing Institute of Health is a Division of Compass Health. The area’s leading physicians have come together for your health. Welcome to a new direction in health care.Physician leaders in the Lansing area have come together to form Compass Health—a multi-specialty medical group committed to preserving the physician/patient relationship in today’s health care landscape. At Compass Health, providing the care you need is the focus of everything we do. The physicians and staff of Compass Health provide leading-edge patient-centered care across a range of medical specialties.