Women’s Health Month: May Challenge Week One

May 3, 2021

It’s Women’s Health Month! 

The American Urological Association and the Urology Care Foundation have challenged women to commit to making choices that are not only great for their overall health, but that are especially great for women’s urologic health!

And men, just so you know, these challenges are not just for women! They apply to you too, so join us!

Austin Urology Institute is accepting the challenge!

This month, there are four weekly “Get Up and Go” challenges to improve your urologic health. Each week, we will post a blog with your weekly challenge. Here’s your challenge for week one!

Get Up and Go, Week One: Get up and Go to the Bathroom! 

Although this sounds a bit silly and incredibly simple, it’s actually surprising how often we ignore the call of nature. Doesn’t seem like that big of a deal? Well it is, because it can impact your urinary health.

Holding your urine for too long can weaken the bladder muscles over time, which can lead to problems like incontinence and not being able to fully empty your bladder.

Additionally, bacteria love to hang out in warm, dark, moist places and a full or partially full bladder fits that description perfectly. Urinary tract infection, anyone? 

To improve your bladder health, help prevent long term damage to your bladder, and help prevent frequent urinary tract infections, challenge yourself!

Try to urinate every 3-4 hours during the day.

You can keep an eye on the clock or simply set an alarm on your phone as a reminder! Tune in next week for the Week Two challenge, and be sure to contact us if you are experiencing any urological issues.