Staying hydrated with a urinary catheter

The human body can’t survive without proper hydration and needs fluid to work properly. Why? Simple, because we’re mostly made of water! In fact, 50% to 60% of your body weight is water. We know, quite a lot!

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So, what does the water in our bodies actually do? Lots of things! It helps your body to get rid of unwanted waste material via your pee, it helps to keep your joints lubricated properly, it transports nutrients to places in the body where they need to be, and your body also uses it to control its temperature. There’s even some evidence out there that drinking enough water will make your skin look good!

If you’re using a catheter of any kind, you’re probably extra aware of how important hydration is in order to maintain a healthy bladder. It will also help you reduce the risk of any urinary catheter complications and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).