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Diet / Eating

Bladder problems, urge incontinence and how often you urinate can be affected by the food that you eat. This is a list of items that you should try to reduce or remove from your diet to help relieve your symptoms.

Bladder problems can sometimes be caused by:

  • Spicy Foods
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus Fruits

The following may also cause symptoms of frequency and urgency:

  • Tea, Coffee and caffeinated drinks
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Carbonated Drinks
  • Fruit (acidic) Juices
  • Alcohol

It is a good idea to reducing your intake of fluid before going to bed. This will help prevent against leakage at night. However, try not to restrict yourself too much otherwise you may irritate the bladder.

If you are overweight, then eating a healthy diet losing weight through fitness to a healthier level can reduce stress incontinence.