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Urological Health - 7 Tips to Maintain It!

Dr. Piyush P. Singh 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology
Urologist, Lucknow
Urological Health - 7 Tips to Maintain It!

The urinary system in both men and women are susceptible to infections and many other internal disorders. Although many of the disorders may be caused due to underlying diseases or hereditary causes, many others may be caused due to bad life style habits as well as personal hygiene issues. Personal hygiene issues will not only lead to infections, but if left unchanged, may cause more serious problems such as tumors overtime. However, with the help of some basic tips and following some daily routine, you can ensure good urological health overtime. Some of these are mentioned below:

  1. Drink plenty of water daily: This is applicable to both men and women and it is important, especially in a country like India where hot and humid conditions prevail for most of the time. A common figure quoted most of the time is 2 to 3 liters of water daily although this is quite arbitrary and may change from person to person and climate to climate. What is important is that you should remain hydrated and calculate an ideal amount of water consumption. This is necessary to stop stone formation in the gallbladder, kidney, ureter and other areas of the genitourinary system.
  2. Cleaning tips for men: It is important to ensure proper hygiene for good penile health. Uncircumcised males should retract their foreskin while taking a bath and clean out the smegma or white accumulations from around the glans. This will reduce the chances of inflammations and urinary tract infections from occurring. Circumcised males should thoroughly wash the penis as well to keep it clean.
  3. Regular ejaculation: Men are advised to ejaculate regularly either through masturbation or through sexual stimulation as it is beneficial in many ways. Ejaculation helps clear the tracts, exercises the prostate and also keeps the pattern of proper blood flow to the penis active. It maintains urological health as well as you sexual health.
  4. Don’t hold your urine for too long: Although this is especially applicable for women, it can be bad for men too. Holding the urine within your body for too long may result in an infection and may also make your bladder muscles weaker resulting in urinary incontinence later in life. Women, especially should be careful as they have a shorter urethra leading from the bladder and thus are more prone to getting urinary tract infections in this manner.
  5. Avoid harsh soaps and use milder ones to regularly cleanse the groin area: The groin is one of the moistest areas, as it remains covered up most of the time. This makes it an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. It is important that you clean this area every day thoroughly with mild soap. Also, after urination, women should wipe front to back i.e. from the opening of the vagina towards the anus while wiping down after urinating or cleaning. This is to ensure that fecal bacteria don’t get into the vagina as it can cause a host of infections.
  6. Tips for sexual intercourse: It is important for both men and women to urinate, wash and clean after sexual intercourse as this can help clean the bacteria that may have come from one partner’s genitals into the other. Women should especially follow this advice as it can help keep many infections at bay.
  7. Changes in certain foods: Reduce caffeine intake through tea or coffee as it can irritate your bladder. It can also act as a diuretic which makes you urinate frequently. This will result in your bladder becoming weaker. Also reduce salt intake as it can increase blood pressure and end up damaging the kidney to the point of permanent kidney damage or kidney failure.
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I am a thin boy my body is perfect but I need to get some body. I need name of some healthy foods to eat.

Dt. Surabhi Jain 94% (1204 ratings)
MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
I am a thin boy my body is perfect but I need to get some body. I need name of some healthy foods to eat.
Hi, Thank you for your query. We will be happy to help you. Include various shakes and smoothies, dry fruits and nuts, ghee and other healthy fats, multigrain or whole wheat bread, cheese to your diet. Eat more potatoes, rice and bananas. You can also try peanut butter or other nut butters. Increase your protein consumption. If you eat non-veg, eat it more often. If not then have paneer, chickpeas, dals and other beans and lentils. Do little exercise everyday. We are here to guide you. For a detailed and customized diet plan, feel free to leave a message. Eat healthy, stay healthy Regards.
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Hello doctor, In my room there is no cooler. So to feel comfortable I use to put wet towel on my body (not wearing any cloth) and sit under ceiling fan. Is there any problem in doing this.

Dr. S.K. Tandon 95% (18282 ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Hello doctor, In my room there is no cooler. So to feel comfortable I use to put wet towel on my body (not wearing an...
Usually no problem but fungal infection may occur. So use instead wet chicks. Pour water frequently over chick. Keep fan infront chick.
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Every day empty stomach I use to eat 3 to 4 pieces of raw garlic is it harmful for body?

Dr. (Lt Col) Dinesh Kumar 93% (2348 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Greater Noida
Every day empty stomach I use to eat 3 to 4 pieces of raw garlic is it harmful for body?
Garlic is highly useful specially in heart diseases, eating raw may cause gastritis and bad breath.
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My father is 64 years old ,6 months back suffered from auto immune encephalitis and recovered, presently suffering from typhoid fever ,he is diabetic and BP patient, Is the immune system is weakened and typhoid is the effect of ENCEPHALITIS? What are the precautions to be taken to lead a healthy life?

Dr. Nitin Sahu 88% (276 ratings)
MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Endocrinologist, Indore
Thyphoid and encephalitis are not related Please keep a good control of blood sugar levels and do not forget to ask your physician for adult vaccination in his case, as he is a diabetic Why Vaccines are Important for your father Diabetes, even if well managed, can make it harder for your immune system to fight infections, so you may be at risk for more serious complications from an illness compared to people without diabetes. Some illnesses, like influenza, can raise your blood glucose to dangerously high levels. People with diabetes have higher rates of hepatitis B than the rest of the population. Outbreaks of hepatitis B associated with blood glucose monitoring procedures have happened among people with diabetes. People with diabetes are at increased risk for death from pneumonia (lung infection), bacteremia (blood infection) and meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord). Immunization provides the best protection against vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are one of the safest ways for you to protect your health, even if you are taking prescription medications. Vaccine side effects are usually mild and go away on their own. Severe side effects are very rare. Don't Wait. Vaccinate!
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I am 36 year woman I am doing skipping daily is it OK to my health or any problems how much time I can do per day.

Diet Clinic 92% (1680 ratings)
B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I am 36 year woman I am doing skipping daily is it OK to my health or any problems how much time I can do per day.
Hi, Jumping rope is effective for burning calories and improving cardiovascular endurance. The amount that you should jump rope per day will depend on your goals and fitness level. An average person simply trying to get fit may only need to jump 10 - 15 minutes a day.
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I'm 20 year old. I want to increase weight without fat. I want a more strong body. Artificial protein drinks are healthy? What can I do for a strong healthy body without any side affects? Can I increase my height in this age?

Diet Clinic 92% (1680 ratings)
B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I'm 20 year old. I want to increase weight without fat. I want a more strong body. Artificial protein drinks are heal...
Hi, to gain weight , Eat more calories than your body burns. Eat More Meals. Small meals are easier to eat than big ones. Eat Caloric Dense Foods, like nuts, dry fruits, dairy etc Eat More Protein, Go Liquid , Lift Heavy weights And Be Consistent. Growing height after the age of 18 is not possible.
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My daughter she is 17 year and her weight is 35. She is so underweight and she cleared 10th now, in July she will be go for college, and she is feeling so shamed although she having a proper diet also but she can't gain weight. So I have been order health tone weight gain capsule is this complete good medicine or not can you tell me. I have seen this review and it's nice. So can you tell me she should take or not.

Dt. Riyaz Khan 92% (2901 ratings)
Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My daughter she is 17 year and her weight is 35. She is so underweight and she cleared 10th now, in July she will be ...
To gain weight you can follow these steps. 1. Take two fruits per day and one glass fruit juice. 2. Eat 20 almonds & 5 dates daily. Drink full cream milk, curd, lassi, banana shakes etc. 3. If your are Non veg you can have more eggs, chicken, fish. 4. For Veg - have more dals, rajma, kabuli chana, soya beans etc. 5. Avoid junk food and colas. Avoid chips and other namkeen. 6. No need to take artificial supplements. Natural diet is best. 7. Go for 30 mins walks / exercise / yoga daily.
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Can we take garlic cloves with warm water in morning empty stomach. What are the benefits of taking garlic cloves regularly.

Dt. Ruchita Maheshwari 90% (194 ratings)
BSc, Pg Diploma In Food Science & Nutrition, Sensory Evaluation of Food, Certified Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Can we take garlic cloves with warm water in morning empty stomach. What are the benefits of taking garlic cloves reg...
Hi lybrate-user Garlic when take along with balanced & right diet on empty stomach can reduce high blood cholesterol as garlic has hot nature beware & take help of expert to avoid further consequences.
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