Urological Health Overview

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
09/07/18  9:09 AM PST
Urological Health

One’s urological health is not to be ignored. It’s important to pay attention to all symptoms and understand what they might mean. Your urinary tract consists of your kidneys, ureters (the tubes that run from your kidneys to your bladder), your bladder and the urethra. A problem or infection in one area can affect the rest of the tract. One of the best ways to keep your urinary tract healthy? Keeping a healthy weight. Obesity puts a strain on all bodily functions, and it’s a risk factor for prostate cancer (source). It’s also important to fully void each time you urinate – this means, for women, sitting down on the toilet seat instead of hovering. We understand that some bathrooms are less than ideal, but it’s actually pretty unlikely that someone will catch something from sitting on a toilet seat (learn more). Make sure that you are educated about how to keep healthy and get yearly physicals to stay at your best!

Check out these links to learn all about different ways to keep your urinary tract healthy:

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