Health Tips for Kidney, Bladder & Urinary Tract

Health Tips for Kidney, Bladder & Urinary Tract

To maintain kidney, bladder and urinary tract health, drink lots of water to keep impurities flowing out of the body, eat well and exercise regularly. A healthy diet and lifestyle is important, too. As you might imagine, the bladder and urinary tract are closely related and help the body expel liquid waste. Kidneys are incredibly complex vital organs that help maintain healthy fluid balance and the right concentrations of important compounds in the blood—compounds your body needs to function.

General Kidney, Bladder & Urinary Tract Health

There are several ways to proactively maintain kidney, bladder and urinary tract health, but they are different for men and women.

Kidney, Bladder, Urinary Information & Research

How can I support my kidney health?

The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. They help cleanse the blood, which means good kidney health is of the utmost importance. Kidney health depends on maintaining already-healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels. These are important for other health reasons, so that’s a win-win. Since the kidneys are high-energy requirement organs like the heart, liver and brain, getting enough CoQ10 can help support kidney health.

What are nutrients to support urinary tract health?

Regimens for urinary tract health differ somewhat for men and women, but generally speaking, the healthier the diet and the more hydrated you are, the better. Polyphenol compounds called proanthocyanidins can inhibit oxidative stress in a woman’s urinary tract, promoting urinary health. For men, nettle root extract (along with saw palmetto extract) has been clinically studied to support healthy urination. Pumpkin seed extract supports urinary tract health for both men and women.

How can I take care of my bladder?

Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining urinary and bladder health. Studies indicate that pumpkin seed extract promotes healthy bladder structure and muscle function, particularly in women. Men also benefit from pumpkin seed extract. Beta-sitosterol, pygeum africanum bark and even melatonin can help men maintain bladder health. If bladder health issues become urgent, please speak to your doctor.

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