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Fluid intake and bladder and bowel function

VOL: 102, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 55 Rachel Gilbert, RN, DipHE, is continence nurse specialist, Kingston Primary Care Trust Older People’s Services, Tolworth Hospital, Surrey Fluid intake is vital for good general health (Clark, 2003) and particularly to maintain bladder and bowel health, since bladder health is linked to an adequate daily urine output which, in turn, is influenced by fluid intake.

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