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Food & Drinks To Avoid When Suffering Incontinence

We all know the importance of eating and drinking healthy but not sure which foods or drinks are the best to help manage your incontinence.  Doctors have identified a number of foods and drinks that can worsen overactive bladders; which include:

  • Caffeinated beverages and foods
  • Alcohol
  • Spicy foods
  • Citrus fruits and juices
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Milk and milk products
  • Sugar or honey
  • Artificial sweeteners

All of these foods and drinks contain irritants that, when they collect in the bladder, can cause the bladder muscles to spasm. Those spasms can create the sudden urge to urinate and increase your frequency of urination.

Incontinence: What Should You Eat?

Since constipation can cause or exacerbate urinary incontinence, you should make sure you’re getting enough fibre by filling your daily diet with the following foods:

  • Non-citrus fruits
  • Grains
  • Legumes
  • Vegetables

There are a number of juices that won’t irritate your bladder, including apple, grape, cherry, and cranberry juices. These juices also help by making urine more acidic, preventing the spread of bacteria and controlling urine odour. And remember to drink plenty of water, which is the best way to hydrate your body.

If you suffer from incontinence do visit our Incontinence UK website for everything you could need to help. We stock a range of incontinence pads, pants, clothing, bedding products and much more!

Best Wishes

Incontinence UK Team

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