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Signs of a Tired Bladder

Updated on January 29, 2017
The urinary system
The urinary system

Your bladder is a hollow, muscular pouch that stores your urine. As your bladder becomes full, it expands to take the weight of the urine. Your bladder can actually hold approximately 400 to 600 ml of urine for an average of five hours. It is very important to keep your bladder healthy, if you are not drinking enough water, and you are waiting too long to pass urine this could affect the health of your bladder. Here are a few signs of a tired bladder. Watch the video below to find out how you can spot the signs.

Is this you?

  • Do you have seriously poor bladder control ?
  • Cloudy urine or dark in colour?
  • Are you in the bathroom every five minutes ?
  • Do you get stiffness in your little toe?
  • Do you suffer from frequent headaches?

If you answered yes to a few of these questions then, you need to do something about it. Your bladder could be unhealthy. It is a good idea to visit your doctor to check that it is not something serious. However, you could also treat it naturally by adding these foods to your diet. Take a look at the table below to find out what other foods you could introduce into your diet to aid bladder function, and to strengthen the urinary system in general.

Food and Drink to Strengthen the Bladder

Sea Vegetables and herbs
Aduki Beans
Kidney Beans
Wild Salmon
Lima Beans
The herb Uva Ursi
Green/blue algae
Cranberry/cherry juice
Plain water
Nettle and Dandelion Tea
Clear soups such as carrot and celery


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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for sharing such an informative and useful article. Rated as useful.