Artificial sweeteners are also popular for home use. Some can even be used in baking or cooking. Certain recipes may need modification, though, because artificial sweeteners provide no bulk or volume, as does sugar. Check the labels on artificial sweeteners for appropriate home use. Some artificial sweeteners may leave an aftertaste.
Alcoholic beverages. Causes dehydration by increasing the amount of urine. Interferes with brain’s signals to the bladder about when to release urine. Cut down on or eliminate alcohol. Caffeine-containing drinks and foods (such as coffee, tea, colas, or chocolate) Stimulates the bladder. Act as diuretics, producing more urine.
Citrus fruits. They may provide vitamin C, but citrus fruits and drinks can be a problem for people with urge incontinence. Acidic foods and beverages, such as grapefruits, oranges, limes, lemons, and even tomatoes, can irritate your bladder, and may worsen incontinence symptoms.
Mixed incontinence also shares the causes of both stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence often results when childbirth, pregnancy, sneezing, coughing, or other factors lead to weakened muscles that support and control the bladder or increase pressure on the bladder, causing urine to leak.
If you find yourself leaking urine during the day or even wetting the bed at night, you may be experiencing symptoms of overflow incontinence.. Overflow incontinence is one of several different types of incontinence, the inability to control urination.Overflow incontinence occurs when you are unable to completely empty your bladder; this leads to overflow, which leaks out unexpectedly.
Urge incontinence is caused by abnormal bladder contractions. Normally, strong muscles called sphincters control the flow of urine from the bladder. With urge incontinence, the muscles of an "overactive" bladder contract with enough force to override the sphincter muscles of the urethra, which is the tube that takes urine out of the body.