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- Avoid spicy and citrus foods
These are two well-known things to avoid if you want to lessen the risk of leakage.
Spicy foods can irritate the lining of the bladder and make you feel like you’re busting to go. You also tend to drink more fluid when you eat spicy foods to try and neutralize the sensation, meaning you may feel like you need to visit the bathroom more frequently.
Citrus foods such as oranges, tomatos, lemons and limes can make controlling when and where you leak difficult, as they are all very acidic and the bladder works overtime to dispel this acidity quickly.
- Be mindful of what you drink
Alcohol, coffee and carbonated drinks with caffeine can act as triggers for incontinence and LBL as they are diuretics, meaning that you expel more urine than the amount of liquid the drink contains - so the less you consume the better.
I know we sound like the fun police with this one, but what you drink can have an effect on how much you leak. This doesn’t mean you can’t drink any alcoholic or caffeinated beverages - just that it may pay to be a little more mindful of what you consume.
Bonus tip – Be mindful of when you drink
Did you know that drinking water earlier in the day is better for your health in several ways?
Drinking water as soon as you wake up can kick start your metabolism, improve brain function and flush out stale toxins. Because you just spent 8 hours or so sleeping, drinking a glass or two of water first thing is incredibly good for your health.
Plus, when it comes to bladder control, staying hydrated is key. When you are dehydrated your urine becomes extremely concentrated and this can irritate your bladder; therefore, despite sounding contradictory, drinking more water can improve incontinence – so why not get started in the morning?
3) Keep those ‘oops’ moments under control
Pack a pair of Confitex underwear in your holiday bag to ensure that whichever way you choose to enjoy the festive season you’re free to get involved with the spontaneous activities, the kids’ games and the raucous laughter - without having to hold back.
From the team at Confitex, thank you for all your support in 2017! Here’s to a fun, safe and leak-free holiday season - and cheers to an unbeatable 2018.