As part of the ageing process, the bladder loses its tone and the lining becomes thinner. Because the bladder may not empty completely there is an increased risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTI’s). The ageing bladder’s ability to store urine is reduced and you may have to adjust your routine to more frequent emptying or change to a different bladder management system. Discuss any concerns, signs or symptoms at your annual check-up or with your GP.
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