| Teresa Nauber |
PEOPLE who have a weak bladder often drink too little for fear of having to keep going to the toilet.
In fact they should be drinking between 1.5 and 2 litres of water per day, according to experts.
When you drink too little, the urine your kidneys produce is highly concentrated.
This can cause further irritation to the bladder, which will in turn mean that you need to go to the toilet even more often, according to advice from the Senior Citizens’ League in Germany.
If you do not manage to drink the recommended amount of water, you should discuss it with your doctor.
They may be able to help you set a realistic amount of liquid you should be drinking per day.It can be helpful to prepare the recommended amount of water in the morning and keep taking small sips throughout the day.
A weak bladder is a common problem among senior citizens, particularly women. – dpa