Dietary Do's and Don'ts

Incontinence is a very real issue for many people in the UK. Although exact figures are not known, estimates are that up to 6 million could suffer from some form of urinary incontinence. With New Year the traditional time of year to take a long, hard look at our lifestyles, and make healthier choices, making positive changes can have an impact on urinary incontinence. 

We all know the importance of making good choices when it comes to keeping our weight inside healthy ratios, and making the right food and drink choices for us. If you are overweight, shedding 10% of your body weight will make a huge difference to your health now, and in the future. 

How Diet Helps Stop Incontinence
From the types of food we choose to eat, like citrus fruits and other acidic foods, to being overweight, there are many lifestyle factors that exacerbate urinary incontinence. Identifying and eliminating these foods can make a big difference to urinary incontinence. 

Exercising more, losing weight and making healthy lifestyle choices have a positive impact on our health. Specific exercises for strengthening the pelvic floor muscle are also known to work within a few months of starting them.

Dieting Tips
If you suffer from urinary incontinence, see your doctor. There are many treatment options open to you that have a positive impact on the bladder. Likewise, small changes like eating more fruit and wholegrains, and drinking more water can all help incontinence. 

Take a peek at this infographic from HARTMANN Direct to see just how losing weight, staying fit and active will help urinary incontinence. 


  1. Much better seeing infographic info -makes it so much clearer
    My biggest faux is COFFEE

  2. Thanks for these tips x

  3. Amazing tips, some I would never think of :) Thanks for sharing :)

  4. such good reading very well put across so you can understand it le arnt more makes a lot of common sense

  5. So useful as im planning on getting fitter and changing my diet to represent this. Thanks for this post