The link between your heart and urological health

The link between your heart and urological health

We all know that it is good to exercise. Why? Because it keeps your cardiovascular system fit and healthy while improving strength and endurance. But did you know that cardiovascular health is linked to urology?

There is a huge number of benefits that result from physical activity and taking care of your heart. In fact, taking care of cardiovascular health through the form of exercise can help treat a number of urological conditions.

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a medical condition that nobody wants to face. And often, those who suffer from bladder issues such as urinary incontinence are reluctant to take part in regular exercise. This is often due to fear that physical activity will intensify urinary leakage. Over time, however, regular exercise will actually improve a number of bladder conditions. Low-impact exercises such as cycling and swimming will result in increased muscle strength in the core, chest and spine area. This can significantly reduce pressure on the bladder and as such, reduce involuntary urinary leakage. Before getting active, it is important for those suffering from bladder conditions to reach out to their doctor for advice on what exercise suits them because some rigorous movements may worsen their condition.

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction can often go ignored by men, due to feelings of shame and embarrassment or the belief that the erectile dysfunction is an isolated issue. However, erectile dysfunction is commonly a secondary condition which results from a number of other underlying health issues. These may include heart disease, obesity, or diabetes. If this is the case, patients will certainly benefit from implementing heart-healthy exercises into their daily routine. Through doing this, patients may help rectify the health issue, which originally caused erectile dysfunction while reducing symptoms as a bonus.

Heart-healthy movement

Do you think increasing physical activity will help you care for your urological health? You can start by finding ways to incorporate low-impact physical activity into your daily routine. Options include: 

  • daily walking
  • swimming 
  • yoga 
  • stretches 
  • cycling 
  • light jogging 

While exercise is always a great start towards improved urological health, it cannot be your only approach. other lifestyle factors such as excess smoking, drinking and an unhealthy diet can work at the detriment of your overall wellbeing, including your urological health.

It is always important to talk to a trusted professional when it comes to your health. If you have any questions about vasectomies or would like to book an appointment, please feel free to contact or call Dr Arianayagam’s office on 1300 307 990, and his staff will be happy to assist.

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