By Jennipher Walters - DietsInReview.com
Bladder infections and related issues are never any fun. But did you know that eating certain foods can actually help prevent problems from ever starting? True story. Be sure that the below five foods are a part of your regular diet to keep your bladder healthy! Not only will they contribute to overall bladder health, they're healthy foods that should be a part of regular diet anyway.
1. Cranberries. This fruit is the most common bladder-health remedy, and for good reason. Proprieties in cranberries have been found to create a thermodynamic energy shield that keeps virulent bacteria, like the kind that create urinary tract infections, from attaching to the wall of the bladder. No virulent bacteria? No urinary tract infections!
Try this recipe: Simple Mashed Cranberries
2. Pears. Pears are a high-alkaline food that help balance an overly acidic system. Having a balanced system keeps bladder issues at bay.
Try this recipe: Blue Cheese and Pear
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An overactive bladder, known as urinary incontinence, can be annoying, embarrassing and inconvenient. More than 13 million people in the United States have trouble controlling urination, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, or UMMC. Women and the elderly are most susceptible to bladder control problems. A number of treatment options exist for overactive bladder, including certain exercises, medications and even surgery. Several herbs may also improve bladder control. Keep in mind that there is a risk associated with taking herbs, as they are not regulated by the FDA.
Cranberry may help relieve the symptoms of urinary incontinence, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The recommended dosage is 300 to 400 mg of standardized cranberry extract daily. Drinking approximately 12 ounces of unsweetened cranberry juice each day may also suffice. Talk to your health practitioner about using herbal remedies for bladder control.
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- Vitamin G, Glamour Magazine | Poise – Sat, Jun 5, 2010 12:25 AM EDT
Oh my goodness, gals. It is true. But, hold your giggles--what might sound laughable, actually could be a smart health and fitness tool for many women. Ladies, behold the vaginal dumbbell ...
Recently, when researching some information for a story about urinary incontinence in women (so sad, but did you know that one in four women over the age of 18 deals with some form of involuntary urine leakage?!), I came across an image that sort of startled me: a vaginal dumbbell. Really.
But, what sort of sounds (and looks) horrifying, may be a smart way for many women to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles, something that may help resolve incontinence issues. Medical-grade steel vaginal exercisers, like the one above, are often available via your doctor's office.
Kegals also help treat and prevent incontinence issues, so let's have a little refresher course, shall we? To do a proper Kegal, first locate the muscles that you would use to stop the flow of urine (for some women, it helpsRead More »from Health Trivia: Yes, There Is Such a Thing as a Dumbbell for Your Vagina
Leaking the truth about Cleopatra, the Mona Lisa model and more.
- The Betty Editors, BettyConfidential.comWe really thought Whoopi had lost her edge once she signed on as a cohost on The View. (Not that we don't like Babs and her posse, but they can be a little, um, tame.) But for hysterical outrageousness, Whoopi's commercials for pads to battle Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) equal anything she's done in the past (think of Fontaine, amiable former drug addict, in the show Fontaine…Why Am I Straight?).
In videos promoting the pad, Whoopi channels everyone from Eve (you know, the one from the Garden of Eden) to Cleopatra and the title character from that beloved fairy tale The Princess and the Pee. And girls, you can actually learn something from them. Looks like one out of every three women accidentally sprays when they sneeze, laugh hard, exercise or even get hugged or squeezed.
That's LBL, or as Whoopi calls it, spritz. It bugs women of every age, and according toRead More »from Whoopi's Pisstory Lesson
OK, so it happens. Probably not to you. No, never to you. Mostly likely to other women. Women you "know." Ladies you've "overheard" talking in the locker room. "Someone" your mother told you about. Definitely not you, but for sure "other people."Read More »from Has this ever happened to a "friend"?
It can happen when one of those poor, unnamed people is gutting out the last set of lunges at the gym or in the midst of a fit of giggles at lunch with the girls. It can sneak up the first time a new mother sneezes or just while some nice lady is standing in line at the grocery store, reading the latest "People".
It is bladder leakage and it affects women for all kinds of reasons that come with age, activity level and weight changes, and even childbirth recovery. Although it can be treated, there are women who really do suffer from the emotion, embarrassment and even pain that can accompany temporary or longer-term incontinence.
Although many of us (and by "us", I clearly mean other folks) have gotten the "Oops! I just peed a little!" face
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