There are a number of health observances recognized in November, including Bladder Health Month. 

During this month, our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville wants you to know how you can start taking action to improve your bladder health. Read on as we offer some perspective!

Who Is Most at Risk of Experiencing Bladder Issues?

Anyone can experience a bladder issue at any time. However, there are some people who are more at risk of bladder issues than others.

In many cases, women are at a higher risk for bladder-related health problems, largely due to anatomy and hormonal changes. 

Different Types of Bladder Issues

  • Cystitis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Urinary tract infection

What Steps Can I Take to Keep My Bladder Healthy?

The key to having a happy bladder is having a healthy one. Improve your bladder health by drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, not smoking or quitting if you do smoke, and using the restroom when you need to.

You can also help improve your bladder health—and overall health—with the foods you eat.

Foods That Can Improve Your Bladder Health

  • Pears
  • Bananas
  • Green beans
  • Winter squash
  • Potatoes
  • Lean proteins
  • Whole grains
  • Breads
  • Nuts
  • Eggs

Do you think you might be experiencing a bladder health issue? Our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville is open seven days a week in order to better care for our community members.