Stay hydrated in Summer
You should aim to have 1.5 to 2 litres of fluid every day, a little more in hot weather, or when you are exercising.
Water IS best.
Some drinks such as tea, coffee (which both contain caffeine) and fizzy drinks can irritate the bladder. It is a good idea to limit these if you have any bladder issues such as rushing to the toilet or leaking.
What colour is your urine?
Your urine should be a pale yellow (or straw) in colour. If it is darker, this may be a sign your are not drinking enough fluid. Some foods, medication and health conditions can also change the colour of your urine. If you are worried, speak to your G.P.
Many people do not get thirsty at all and some are constantly thirsty. This is not always a good indicator of how much fluid your body actually needs. Drinking in moderation, little and often throughout the day is best. Bring a bottle of water with you when you are out and sip this throughout the day. Excessive thirst can also be a indication of other health issues, such as diabetes, if concerned speak to your G.P. to get this checked.
If you are experiencing any bladder issues Pelvic Health Physio can help. Please call 9518 0722 if you would like to book an appointment.