People who suffer from bladder weakness should drink plenty of fluids and avoid coffee, according to the German Association for Senior Citizens.
The Association explained that drinking a small amount of fluids causes the kidneys to excrete urine of a high concentration, which causes bladder irritation and increases the risk of urinary tract infections.
Therefore, the association recommends that people suffering from bladder weakness drink about two liters of fluids per day, while refraining from diuretic drinks such as coffee and soft drinks.
Bladder weakness triggers the urge to urinate and leads to incontinence, and it can be caused by several reasons such as bladder stones, prostate enlargement, metabolic diseases (such as diabetes), and neurological diseases (such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Alzheimer’s).
Treatment for bladder dysfunction includes drug therapy, pelvic floor muscle exercises, and electrotherapy.