Do You Suffer From Symptoms of Incontinence?

Dietary Modification

Changing your lifestyle is an important first step when suffering from bowel control issues or bowel incontinence. Dietary modification is typically the first attempt at treatment – it is noninvasive and easy to try at home. It’s possible that your bowel incontinence may be the result of a food allergy in your intestines.

A good first step is to write down every food and drink you are consuming, and when you have a bowel movement, an urge, a leak, or any other symptom. This can help you identify foods that trigger your bowel symptoms. Try to eliminate those foods or drinks (because it could be something like coffee) and see how you feel.

Slowly adding suspected negative foods back into your diet and experiencing the same symptoms will confirm that your body is not responding well. Spend a month or more documenting your foods and see how you feel.

If you are really not sure what foods are irritating your bowel symptoms, try avoiding these foods and drinks that are known to contribute to bowel control issues:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Dairy products
  • Chocolate
  • Spicy foods
  • Cured meats
  • Greasy and fried foods
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Citrus fruits

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About The Incontinence Institute

At the Incontinence Institute, our team of healthcare providers understand the physical and mental trials that accompany living with urinary or bowel incontinence. Because of this, we are sensitive to your situation and treat all of our patients with the utmost respect and concern for discretion.


Individual incontinence conditions, treatment and recovery times may vary. Each patient's experience with incontinence procedures and / or surgery will differ. All surgical procedures involve some level of risk. If directed to pursue surgery by your physician, prompt action is advised, as waiting may reduce the efficacy of surgical treatment. The opinions expressed in patient testimonials are by patients only; they are not qualified medical professionals. These opinions should not be relied upon as, or in place of, the medical advice of a licensed doctor, etc.

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