Medicine, Procedures, Therapies

Effects of Sugar on the Bladder

Sugar can stimulate the bladder, causing sudden urges, which may lead to leaks. Even natural sugars, like honey, or artificial sweeteners can cause this irritation.

Added sugar can affect your bladder. A 2018 study found that hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, may cause bladder inflammation in diabetic mice, according to the journal Research and Reports in Urology. Scientists explain that sugar acts as a diuretic, reducing the amount of water reabsorbed in the kidneys. Therefore, it increases urine excretion, resulting in more trips to the bathroom. At the same time, it puts stress on the bladder, causing it to work harder than it should. [Read More: https://www.healthdigest.com/901295/how-sugar-impacts-your-bladder%5D

Even though this advise is really simple, there is science to support the benefits associated with lowering your sugar intake. Make an effort to keep the amount of sugar in your diet to a minimum. Do not under-estimate the significance of food and how it relates to a healthy bladder.

Remember to check the ingredients of food you purchase at the grocery store. Sugar is hiding everywhere.

Eating at restaurants can be tricky, but you can find items on the menu that will work.

Look for menu items with words from the following list:

  • grilled
  • steamed
  • baked
  • roasted
  • braised
  • broiled
  • seared

Cooking at home is your best option when trying to reduce sugar consumption.

Try to incorporate “whole foods” in your diet. Whole foods are foods that have not been processed. When food is processed, fat, sugar and salt are usually added and important nutrients, such as fiber, are usually removed. Whole foods include fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, meat, fish and eggs.

Also, try to incorporate some sort of physical activity. Exercise will help you both physically AND mentally.

Even if you are only able to exercise sporadically, making an effort to remain active makes a huge difference when it comes to mental and physical well-being. Hydration is very important. Drink plenty of water. This may sound counter-intuitive, but drink plenty of water. Yes, your urine should be clear. Yellow, concentrated urine can irritate the bladder.

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