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Increased Incontinence Due To Food And Beverages

July 08, 2016

Increased Incontinence Due To Food And Beverages

For some people, incontinence is treatable and in many cases, it can be controllable.  The urge to go is often triggered by what we eat and drink. Today we will take a look at some of these culprits and expose them for the urge makers they are. If you have the overactive bladder form of incontinence indulging in these can spell disaster.

Coffee and Caffeine

Caffeine-laden anything is a trigger. The list is long and painful if you, like me, are a lover of coffee and tea, but it doesn’t end there. Energy drinks, colas, and chocolate are among the bladder irritants that act as a diuretic and cause frequent trips to the toilet.   

Too Little Fluid

Too much or too little fluid will hurt. Too much and you will run the risk of not making it to the toilet.  Too little fluid and your urine becomes concentrated and an irritant forcing more frequent trips to the restroom. What’s a person to do!  Most medical pros agree the best balance is six to eight, eight-ounce glasses of water daily. Keep in mind that about 20% of our liquid requirement comes from the food we eat, most of that is in the fruits and vegetables and very little fluid content is in meat; so a diet high in vegetables and fruit is a good idea. Your heart will thank you too.

Things That Irritate the Bladder

Acidic foods (and here it feel like what is there left to eat???) make you need to go. They include oranges, clementines, grapefruit, pineapple, lemons, limes, tomatoes and tomato based foods. I know this is a hard pill to swallow but if it helps with the issue of unwanted wet, isn’t it worth the sacrifice?

Just a Start

Today’s list was just the start on foods and drinks that make you GO. Tomorrow I will get into additional foods and beverages to avoid in order to help control your incontinence. To get more information, please visit these helpful websites:

Medicine.Net.com

www.mssociety.org

www.thekidneyfoundation.org

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