It often feels like cutting down on fluid intake will help relieve symptoms of overactive bladder, but this is not the case. Don’t cut back on your fluids. A reduced intake will most likely make your urine more concentrated. It is likely to result in worsened symptoms. When we don’t drink enough fluids, our bladder gets used to holding smaller amounts of fluid and can become over sensitive
One should definitely consume 1.5 to 2 liters of fluids a day, which is 6 – 10 average mug sizes.
Certain drinks like coffee, tea, fizzy drinks even the light or diet ones with artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame or saccharine can irritate the bladder. Alcoholic drinks and acidic fruits can also result in irritating the bladder, so it is recommended that they are consumed in moderation.