Were you aware of the fact that whatever goes on in the environment, our bodies will respond? During the summer months, it is hot and our bodies must make adjustments to function in this condition. When it is hot, we sweat. The more we sweat and do not replenish our bodies with water, the greater the chances of becoming dehydrated.
Dehydration not only makes you thirsty but can lead to a bladder infection. When one is dehydrated, urine takes on a higher level of concentration and sits in the bladder for longer periods of time. Because urine contains 95% water and 5% urea, uric acid, ammonia, hormones, dead blood cells, proteins, salts/minerals, and toxins, those toxins began to multiply causing germs to build up and travel back up the urethra tube. Germs building up in the bladder can lead to a bladder infection. For this reason, drinking water and remaining hydrated is highly recommended during the summer months.
Other ways to care for your special areas, during this time, include washing with care and wearing cotton underwear. With excessive sweating, staying clean is preferred by most. Use care when scrubbing off the day’s germs. Hard scrubbing can cause abrasions- which is a gateway for bacteria to thrive. In addition to keeping clean, cotton underwear has its way of being a summer must-have. Besides being cool and comfy, cotton underwear aids in preventing irritation, infection, and odor.
As the summer continues to get hotter, remember this season’s rules of thumb: keep hydrated, wash with care, and put on cotton underwear