I have recently discovered that eating chocolate makes my incontinence worse. Does anyone else have this problem? Would like to know if it is just me or other people have the same.
What kind of incontinence do you experience? Do you have leaks when pressure is placed on the bladder or do you have the urge to urinate?
Sugar is a natural bladder irritant, alongside caffeine, so it is common for chocolate to worsen incontinence.
You can read more about managing your diet for incontinence.
As Nocturn has suggested, Diabetes is a common cause of incontinence. Have you been checked for Diabetes?
Thanks for your answers. I am not Diabetic as far as I know, however I am slightly overweight so this does worry me. I have a weak bladder after childbirth and small things can cause it…exercise, listening to a fountain, etc.
I didn’t know there was a link to chocolate…sad to hear this I won’t lie!! I am aware that I need to change my diet around.
I think I do need to see a Doctor so I know what exactly I need to change with my lifestyle.