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What should you drink to minimize incontinence?

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Drinks to minimize incontinence include apple, cranberry, cherry and grape juices, advises Everyday Health. These juices do not irritate the bladder and make the urine more acidic, controlling urine odor and preventing the spread of bacteria. Drinking water keeps the body hydrated.

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Patients should drink between six and eight glasses of recommended fluid per day, as drinking less can make urine more concentrated, notes Everyday Health. They should also avoid drinking large amounts of fluid at once but should drink smaller amounts throughout the day, such as 3 ounces every 30 minutes, state Mayo Clinic and Everyday Health. Drinks to avoid include carbonated drinks, artificial sweeteners, coffee and tea. These drinks make the bladder muscles to spasm, increasing the frequency and urge of urination.

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