Food and drink can make incontinence worse
Did you know that certain foods and drinks can trigger incontinence? We found a list of 20 things that can make incontinence worse.
We were surprised
There are a lot of common foods and drinks on this list that we never would have suspected. I mean, we all know that coffee and alcohol aren’t helpful, but these 5 items really surprised us.
- Drinking too little water
- Sugar and artificial sweeteners
- Common fruits
Effects can add up
Number 19 talks about an average day of food and it was an eye opener! Having an orange and coffee at breakfast, soda with lunch, and some chocolate in the afternoon seems perfectly harmless. But those things are on the 20 worst foods list, so the whole day ends up loaded with incontinence triggers!
If your older adult has trouble with incontinence, you might want to try removing these trigger food or drinks from their regular diet. Try eliminating one thing at a time. That’s how you find out if that item causes problems or not. It’s worth a try – after all, any improvement in the world of incontinence is a big win!
By DailyCaring Editorial Staff
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