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By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Mar 2015

Don't Smoke

Smoking and prolonged exposure to second-hand smoke are among the leading causes of bladder and kidney cancer. Smoking can also contribute to erectile dysfunction (ED).

Exercise Regularly

Pelvic Floor Muscle, or "Kegel" exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that help hold urine inside the bladder, preventing leakage.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

If you are obese, losing weight can help prevent kidney stones, low testosterone, incontinence, erectile dysfunction (ED) and enlarged prostates. If you have been diagnosed with prostate or kidney cancer, losing weight can help prevent your cancer from recurring.

Be Proactive in your Health Care

Get regular check-ups and be sure to speak with your doctor regarding any questions or uncertainties you may have; communication plays a vital role in the quality of patient care that you receive.