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What Increases Your Risk

Many things have been linked to an increased risk of urinary incontinence in men.

Physical conditions or lifestyle

Medicines and foods

  • Caffeinated and carbonated drinks, such as coffee, tea, and soda pop
  • Alcohol
  • Prescription medicines that increase urine production, such as diuretics, or relax the bladder, such as anticholinergics and antidepressants
  • Other prescription medicines, such as sedatives, narcotics, and calcium channel blockers
  • Nonprescription medicines, such as diet, allergy, and cold medicines

Diseases and health conditions

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Last Updated: May 06, 2013
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