This is because the medication used to treat high blood pressure can have an adverse effect on bladder muscles, causing urinary retention and overflow (urge) incontinence.
Heart disease has a doubly negative effect on bladder health because while causing excessive urine build up, it can also impair mobility making it difficult to reach the bathroom in good time.
Even those of us with healthy blood pressure should safeguard against problems later in life by leading a healthy and active lifestyle. It is important to maintain a healthy weight, stay physically active and follow a moderate, healthy eating plan. It is also recommended to keep alcohol consumption low and avoid smoking, which thickens the blood and leads to increased plaque build-up in arteries.
By avoiding high blood pressure, you might also successfully safeguard against related progressive bladder weakness and incontinence.
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