Diet for Incontinence

Dietary measures to combat incontinence are typically more focused on discipline and routine more than on the specific foods in your diet itself. For specific personalized diet plans it would be best to visit a dietician or nutritionist. In general however it would be safest to follow a well balanced and nutritious diet. Maintain regular meal timings so as to accustom your body to the routine. Always avoid eating large meals or consuming large amounts of fluid close to bed time.

  • A diet for incontinence should include plenty of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables which need to be consumed on a daily basis as they are rich in fiber.
  • Individuals should also ensure that they consume plenty of liquids so that the urine is clear and light yellow and they are well hydrated.

Frequently asked questions
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