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Proper Bladder Habits

Proper bladder habits can aid a great deal in controlling issues such as urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections, and yeast infections.  Understanding how to keep your bladder healthy can keep you more active and self-assured as you age.  Following are guidelines to keeping and maintaining a healthy bladder. 
Drink 80oz of water per day. 
voiding should take place no more than 6-8 times in a 24 hour period 
Normal voiding intervals should be 2-5 hours apart. 
people under the age of 65 should not void during the night. 
Each urination stream should last up to 8-10 seconds long. 
Avoid bladder irritants such as caffeine, alcohol, acidic juices, certain medications, and nicotine. 
** If you decide to drink a cup of coffee or tea, make sure you add 10 ml of water to your daily intake.