Houston Metro Urology

Monday, May 4, 2015

Easy Tips to Boost your Urologic Health

houston metro urologyEating right to maintain a healthy weight or making changes in your diet to lower cholesterol have always been the main focus for most people, but what about your urologic health? You always hear “drink more water” or “get at least 3-5 good sources of fruits and vegetables a day.” While eating well and staying hydrated is all around great for your body, it is particularly important when it pertains to your urologic health. Here are some quick easy changes you can achieve to make your urinary system love you back.


Drink more water

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. It cannot be stressed enough. As well as making your skin beautiful, hydrating properly promotes a healthy flow of urine. This healthy flow constantly removes and recycles bacteria out of your body and can greatly decrease your risk of UTI (urinary tract infection) and the formation of kidney stones. The recommended amount to drink is 100 ounces of liquids a day excluding dark sodas. This may seem impossibly challenging at first (Like drinking a bathtub), but keeping a bottle of water close by will be a reminder to drink throughout the day.

Healthy Eating

Eat clean to live clean. Words that can be accurately applied to a person’s urologic health. For starters, staying away from sodium rich foods is always a capital idea. Too much sodium passing into the urine can attract calcium that puts you in greater danger for developing kidney stones.  Doctors recommend limiting sodium intake to under 1,500 milligrams a day. If you are especially vulnerable to kidney stones eating citrate fruits such as lemons, limes, oranges, and melons can aid in blocking the creation of new stones.

Along with eating and hydrating properly, regular check-ups is a tentative way to monitor your urologic health or detect potential problems before they get worse. Remember you and your doctor are your body’s best friends. Stay Healthy!

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