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How to retrain your bladder: What to eat and what to avoid  
Abstract:  This handout explains bladder retraining, which increases the size of the bladder and allows the patient to urinate less often. Basic steps in the process are described: avoiding foods that irritate the bladder irritants, drinking more water, and trying to wait 5 minutes before going to the bathroom when first getting the urge to urinate.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, March 1, 2015
UWMC Availability:  Urology Clinic; Women's Health Care Center; Urology/4NE
General Topics:  Urinary and Reproductive System Disorders; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Specific Subject(s):  Urination; Bladder
Language(s):  English; Russian; Spanish; Vietnamese
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #3654

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