Tips to take care of your urinary system and avoid infections

urinary system

To live a healthy sexuality, you must take care of your urinary system as well. Write down these simple tips so that you can continue taking care of TuSaludIntima

The urinary system is in charge of filtering waste and liquids that are left over in our body. When we have urinary tract problems we begin to suffer from diseases such as chronic infections (urinary, vaginal, renal), kidney stones, bladder cysts, bladder control problems, urinary incontinence and even kidney failure. For these and many other reasons, it is better for us to dedicate ourselves to preventative care before it is too late.

Taking care of your urinary system is important for your sexuality and your general health, so here we share some tips that you can incorporate into your routine from today by TuSaludIntima.

How does your urinary system work?

The bladder:

  • A hollow, globe-shaped muscular organ, it sits on top of the pelvis and is held in place by ligaments connected to other organs and the pelvic bones.
  • The bladder stores the urine until you are ready to go to the bathroom to expel it.
  • She swells like a balloon when she is full and becomes small when she is empty.
  • Muscles in the walls of the ureter constantly squeeze and relax to force urine down and out of the kidneys.
  • If urine is allowed to pool or pool, an infection can develop. About every 10 to 15 seconds, small amounts of urine are emptied into the bladder from the ureters.
  • If the urinary system is healthy, the bladder can easily hold up to 16 ounces (2 cups) of urine for 2 to 5 hours.

The sphincters:

  • They help prevent urine leakage.
  • They snap shut like a rubber band around the opening of the bladder into the urethra, the tube that allows urine to be expelled out of the body.

The process of urination:

  • When the bladder just begins to fill with urine, you feel the urge to urinate. Nerves in the bladder let you know when it is time to empty your bladder.
  • The sensation to urinate becomes stronger as the bladder continues to fill and reaches its limit.
  • The nerves in the bladder then send a nerve signal to the brain that the bladder is full, and it intensifies the urge to empty the bladder.
  • When you urinate, the brain signals the bladder muscles to squeeze and force urine out of the bladder. At the same time, the brain sends signals for the sphincter muscles to relax. By relaxing these muscles, urine leaves the bladder through the urethra. When all the signals occur in the proper order, there is normal micturition (act of urinating).

How to maintain a healthy urinary system?

Thanks to the urinary system, all ingested food and liquids can be expelled from our body after having absorbed enough nutrients.

Everything that enters our body must eventually be filtered. If it were not, the internal organs of the body could face serious complications.

These organs are capable of filtering the blood and removing any residue that results after the digestion process.

Understanding its function, it is easier to become aware of how important it is to take care of our urinary system. Keep reading some of the basic recommendations to keep it healthy:

1. Hydrate! Consume around 2 liters of water a day

Every time you urinate, you are removing waste from your body. Drinking the necessary amount of water daily will help protect the health of your urinary system and keep you healthy, since our bodies are made up of at least 50% water. Your hydration should reflect your current health, your activity level, and your body weight to ensure you keep up with your optimal water intake. The water will help stimulate the urge to urinate so waste can properly exit the body.

Remember to drink some extra water during exercise, as we lose water through sweat and additional perspiration during aerobic activities when we exercise.

2. Reduce your intake of salt and foods rich in uric acid

If you exceed your salt intake, you can affect your kidneys, by increasing blood pressure and in the long term you can develop kidney stones. Unnatural sodium levels can upset the balanced relationship between your kidneys and your body's water percentage.

3. Eliminate caffeine

Caffeine acts as a diuretic in our body. This means that the frequency of the need to urinate increases, so it is advisable not to abuse the cups of coffee that you drink a day.

4. Alcohol and medications

Both contribute to increase waste substances or toxic elements that accumulate in our body, contribute to fluid retention and, therefore, increase the correct secretion of urine and sweat.

5. Physical activity

Moving is always good. Sport benefits the urinary system because when we move, we sweat and thus eliminate toxins.

6. Hold the urge to urinate

Retaining urine in the bladder for too long causes our body to come into contact with toxic substances for a longer time. This fact can lead to infections or cystitis.

If you suffer from recurring cystitis, you should go to the gynecologist and treat the root problem, drinking plenty of water, being rigorous with cleanliness without exaggerating, and include the nutritional supplement ByeByeCystitis from Zenzsual in your routine . In this article on our Zenzsual blog we give you some tips to combat cystitis.

7. Do not interrupt the flow of urine

It's a bad habit. Once you have started urination, you must let the stream flow to the end. This practice alters the normal function of the bladder and increases the risk of infection.

8. Relax. Do not force or push when urinating!

If you feel like urinating, it's important to take your time. Do not rush the output of urine and concentrate on the moment, which will not take more than a few seconds.

9. Urinating immediately after sex

We always tell him at every opportunity. Sexuality and vaginal penetration includes a lot of movement, making way for germs to move from one area to another. Therefore, there is a group of urinary infections associated with sexual relations. By urinating after the intimate session, you are expelling some of those bacteria that may have entered, preventing them from staying and settling in your body.

9. Do not exaggerate with intimate cleaning

Excessive washing of the urinary and genital area upsets the balance of germs. This makes it possible for harmful fungi and bacteria to proliferate, destroying the protective layer and giving way to infections. Remember to use a product specially designed for the intimate area such as the Zenzsual cleansing foam .

A foam for the external genital area WITHOUT DETERGENT (SYNDET), with hyaluronic acid and lactic acid to guarantee hydration and pH balance in the area, it also contains organic cranberry extract to improve the local defense system, with bisabolol, which is a derivative of chamomile to prevent inflammation and ingredients that control odor, for daily use and grooming.

10. Eat lingonberries

One of the most recommended natural remedies to avoid or even treat urinary tract infection is to eat American cranberries -also known as cranberries, because it is known to have an effect of eliminating germs in the urine, warding off vaginal and urinary tract infections.

Introducing these good habits into your daily life will significantly reduce the risk of these urinary system problems forming and intensifying. Eating well and leading a healthy lifestyle are essential to maintaining your overall urological health. And if you are suffering from a urinary system condition or would like to learn more about healthy habits, be sure to consult your doctor.

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