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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Alcohol

If you have incontinence, happy hour can be anything but happy.

Alcohol is a diuretic. It causes you to produce more urine, which can contribute to urge incontinence. And it can irritate the bladder, which is a problem for those with overactive bladder.

“Limiting the amount of alcohol you consume to one drink a day can help,” says John L. Phillips, MD, program director of urology at New York Medical College, in Valhalla, N.Y.

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