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Good bladder habits for all

Do you

  • Go to toilet more than 8 times in a day?
  • Get up night to pass urine more than twice?
  • Drink less than cups of water per day?
  • Go to toilet “Just in case”?
  • Wet yourself when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise?
  • Urgency to pass urine and leak before you reach the toilet?
  • Strain to pass urine?

Good bladder habits are

  • Maintain a good fluid intake, 8 glasses water or 2 to 3 liters per day.
  • Maintain good pelvic floor muscle tone.
  • Try to go only when your bladder is full and when you need to go.
  • Don’t go to toilet “ Just in case” as this may result in small capacity (unless you are going on a long trip or just before bed). Normal bladder should be able to hold up to 400-500ml of urine.
  • Take time to empty your bladder so that it empties completely.
  • Being in a rush may lead to incomplete emptying and predispose you to urinary infection.
  • Make sure you sit on the toilet seat. Do not strain.
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