Fast forward to today. We know that sodas create pressure inside the body and some folks are more sensitive to the CO2 gas (me). Many chemical additives and preservatives may trigger those who are sensitive in the bladder. Some acidic foods, even healthy ones like citrus and tomatoes may cause an allergic reaction just resulting in the bladder needing to empty more often. Some of us may use the restroom many times at night, disrupting our sleep cycle, draining us of energy and wellness. If we don't keep the causes at bay, we may suffer. What can we do to prevent the UTI or frequent urination?
I learned that I had to drink loads of water. I learned that I had to use the restroom as much as possible during the day and taper off in the evenings. I learned that I had to keep a diary of food and elimination for a week to figure out what foods and beverages may be attributing to my frequent urination and UTIs. I learned that holding "it" in when I needed to go, but was too busy, was not a good idea. I learned that Kegel exercises were my friends, especially during red lights, and during commercials. I learned that sodas and artificial ingredients weren't my friends after all, although they may be part of convenience and faster meal preparations.
We are partners in our healing and health care. I encourage you to reach out to your health practitioner if you are suffering with frequent urination or UTIs. Help is on the way!
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