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Improving Your Senior’s Bladder Health

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As we age, the bladder’s elastic tissue may harden and become less supple. Because a less flexible bladder cannot store as much urine, you may need to use the restroom more frequently. The bladder wall and pelvic floor muscles weaken, making it difficult to completely empty the bladder and causing urine leakage.

Make sure that your senior maintains their bladder health as they age. You may also follow these tips to help you prevent urinary incontinence in the future. If your senior requires extra support at home, they can always depend on our home health care in Garland, Texas, for optimum care.

  • Let them use the bathroom as often as needed.

    Holding urine in your bladder for too long can weaken your bladder muscles and make a bladder infection more likely.

  • Make it a habit to empty your bladder while urinating.

    Let your senior take their time as they urinate. Rushing will not empty the bladder safely. Our skilled nursing services in Texas can assist your loved one when it comes to using the toilet.

  • Perform pelvic exercises with your senior.

    According to our experts in physical therapy, pelvic floor exercises or Kegel exercises, strengthen the muscles that help hold urine and empty the bladder.

  • Drink enough water.

    More than half of the human body is made up of water, so make sure to drink enough to prevent dehydration.

  • Avoid constipation.

    For seniors with Alzheimer’s, confusion worsens and they may begin to disregard (or become less aware of) the sensation of stool in the rectum, resulting in constipation.

At Covenant Home Health, we make it a point to provide optimum support and comfort to improve your quality of life. Send us a message today!

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