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5 years ago
Whether you enjoy a cold beer in the afternoon, or a martini in the evening, you may be surprised to learn that alcohol can affect your leaking bladder and make bladder weakness more of a struggle.
Alcohol, like beer, liquor, and wine, can increase urine production. Further, alcohol is a sedative -- just like Valium®, Librium®, Ativan®, drugs which may, according to the National Association for Continence, are drugs which may contribute to bladder weakness.
Not only is alcohol a bladder stimulant, it's also a diuretic, causing your body to flush out water through the kidneys. So it's a double whammy for those struggling with incontinence.
While there are many prescription medications for the various types of bladder weakness issues that cause a leaking bladder, there are also a variety of lifestyle changes that can help you manage your leaking bladder. When it comes to alcohol, Caring.com has some tips for making your cocktails less of an issue:
You can discover more ways you can combat bladder weakness and a leaking bladder by downloading Vibrant Nation’s special report, 5 keys to manage a leaking bladder or overactive bladder for women over 50.
by VN Editors . May 11, 2011