10 Ways to Keep Your Bladder Healthy

Most people take bladder control for granted. But for about a third of people ages 30 to 70, incontinence is a big issue. But there are steps you can take to keep your bladder healthy and minimize trouble if you do have incontinence.
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Avoid irritating foods

Some foods can worsen incontinence in certain people. Watch out for chocolate (another source of caffeine), as well as spicy or acidic foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits, says Dr. Rabin, as these are common irritants to the urinary tract.

To identify potential culprits, Dr. Rabin suggests eliminating one type of food every two to three weeks to see if your symptoms improve.

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