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How can drinking less help you live with incontinence?

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This simple step may be all you need. Aim to limit your liquids to 7 glasses a day. That includes water from foods like fruits and veggies. You don’t want to get dehydrated. Start by cutting back on how much you drink and see how you do. Your doctor can also suggest how much is enough.

From: Living With Incontinence WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Urinary Incontinence: Embarrassing but Treatable."

National Association for Continence: "Finding Help with Incontinence," "Treatment Options for Incontinence."

Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, urologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Amy Rosenman, MD, assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine.

Halina Zyczynski, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; director, division of urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh.

American Urogynecologic Society.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 02, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Urinary Incontinence: Embarrassing but Treatable."

National Association for Continence: "Finding Help with Incontinence," "Treatment Options for Incontinence."

Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, urologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Amy Rosenman, MD, assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine.

Halina Zyczynski, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; director, division of urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh.

American Urogynecologic Society.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 02, 2017

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