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Urinary Incontinence ? Cut Back On Its Triggers

Urinary Incontinence ? Cut Back On Its Triggers

Urinary incontinence is loss of bladder control. It is mostly common in people with over active bladder. It can happen to anyone and becomes more common with age. This can be embarrassing sometimes when you are outside or sit along with everyone. There are various types of Urinary Incontinence like stress, involuntary loss of action, structural, functional, mixed etc.

Below mentioned are some common Urinary Incontinence triggers:

Too much water - 8-10 glasses of water for anyone is good but beyond that might stretch your bladder and might increase your visit to the washroom.

Alcoholic beverage - Beer and other alcoholic beverages can dehydrate the body. And dehydration, as we all know can increase the urine output.

Caffeinated beverages - Coffee, tea, colas and energy drinks are commonly known diuretic that can irritate the bladder and make you go off from your seat.

Citrus fruits - If you already suffer from urinary incontinence due to various reasons, try to cut back on the citrus fruits like orange, amla, gooseberry, lemons as this has the tendency to irritate the over active bladder.

Processed foods - Even though there is no much direct link, the preservatives and additives like spices, sugars, salts, citrus might react with the over active bladders and trigger to urinate.

Apart from the foods, Drugs for some may worsen urinary incontinence. For instance, blood pressure drugs, such as diuretics or calcium channel blockers, relax the bladder and boost urine output. Some antidepressants make it harder for the bladder to contract.

So,visit your doctor, if you find it to be a Urinary Incontinence and know its triggers to cut down on the associated risk factors.



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Common Problem but very uncommonly illustrated.

5 Months ago