Aim to drink 6-8 cups (1.5 - 2 litres) of fluid per day, unless otherwise advised by your doctor
Spread your drinks evenly throughout the day
Drink more fluids (preferably water) if the weather is hot or if you are exercising.
Cut down on alcohol, fizzy drinks and drinks that have caffeine in them as they irritate the bladder.
Tip: Don't reduce your fluid intake if you have a bladder control problem, as this will concentrate your urine and make the problem worse.
Eat a healthy diet
Eat plenty of fibre, which improves bowel function by absorbing water and adding bulk to your bowel motions (poo). Bulky stools keep things moving through your bowel to avoid constipation. Fibre is found in foods such as multi grain or whole grain breads, cereals and cereal products, fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, and
Eat 2 servings of fruit, 5 servings of vegetables and 5 servings of cereals and breads each day.
Tip: A high fibre diet means you need to drink plenty of fluid as the fibre needs water in order to bulk up your bowel motion