Check you are well hydrated by drinking enough fluids so that your urine maintains a pale, healthy colour.
Caffeinated drinks can make the body produce urine more quickly. Some people are more susceptible to this than others, but it also depends on how much caffeine you have and how often you have it. So, if you have problems with urinary continence changing to low or non-caffeine tea and coffee, fruit or herbal teas, or other types of drinks may help.
Avoid constipation by eating wholegrain foods, fruit and vegetables which are high in fibre.
Make sure you drink when there is an increased possibility of dehydration - for example, if you are vomiting, sweating heavily or have diarrhoea. And if you experience any symptoms of dehydration, drink fluids – lots of small sips at first, and then gradually increase your consumption if you feel able.
It is easy to take the role of water in our daily lives for granted, but it is crucial that we remain attentive and ensure we are properly hydrated. Taking on sufficient fluids means we help our kidneys to do their job, preventing potential infections and reducing the chances of kidney and bladder stones. By drinking plenty of water and other fluids, we maintain a healthy balance and avoid the complications that can result from dehydration.