No one is born with complete bladder control. You learn this as you grow and mature. The brain trains the bladder by telling it when to empty. A pattern of frequency and urgency can be changed. Urgency is the feeling that you have to empty your bladder before it’s full.
You can re-train your bladder and learn good voiding (peeing) habits at any age.
The goal is to increase the time between visits to the toilet. For example, if you now can comfortably hold your urine for 1 hour, the goal may be to increase the time to 3 or 4 hours.
Current as of: March 19, 2018
Author: Pelvic Floor Group, Alberta Health Services
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