10 Things That Can Make Incontinence Worse

Do you suffer from incontinence? You can cut down on symptoms by changing what you eat and drink.

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Cranberry juice

Because it’s often used to help control urinary tract infections (UTIs) and bladder infections, many people wrongly assume that cranberry juice can also help with an overactive bladder.

Unfortunately, when it comes to certain types of urinary problems, like incontinence, cranberry juice can actually make symptoms worse, due to its acidic pH.

“Cranberry juice (unless you have frequent UTIs and want to prevent infections) is not a good choice for someone who already has an irritable bladder, because of its acidic content,” says Burns.

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