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Keeping your bladder healthy

As we get older, we exercise to keep our hearts healthy, do crossword puzzles to keep our brains agile and even have regular prostate exams.

But there’s one organ we use many times a day that doesn’t get much attention until it’s not working well: the bladder.

A small, stretchy, balloon-shaped organ that sits just behind the pubic bone, the bladder can hold about two cups of urine when healthy.

With age, the bladder’s elasticity naturally decreases, which can mean that it gets “full” faster, leading to more frequent urination.

In addition, the muscles that make up the bladder wall and pelvic floor can grow weaker, making it more difficult to empty the bladder completely. Leakage can also happen.

Here are some of the most common age-associated bladder problems, and a guide to keeping your bladder healthy at any age.

Urinary tract infections

Incomplete emptying of the bladder can lead to bacterial buildup and urinary tract infections, or UTIs. Caught early, UTIs are generally minor irritations, but if they are left untreated for long periods, they can cause kidney damage.

Lack of bladder control in exercise.... (weight loss related???)?

I lost a lot of weight over the last year while struggling with anorexia. I am now back to a normal weight, but find that when I exercise, I lose control of my bladder. I don't know whether this is related in anyway. The biggest problem comes when I have

i would seek a doctor, do not take any advise online. look for a doctor

It's common in women at any age. Start doing kegel exercises on a daily basis which should help reduce this problem.

whenever i cough or sneeze, i just can't control my bladder.Any suitable exercise to strengthen the bladder?

Kegel exercises! They will strengthen your pelvic muscles and help with bladder control. See the source below for how to do them and more benefits.

kegal exercises