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Is nutrition important for treating fecal incontinence?

Jessica Crandall
Nutrition & Dietetics
Nutrition is very important and helping to treat symptoms of fecal incontinence. It usually is improved by adjusting the amount of soluble fiber to insoluble fiber. Please consult your dietitian to find the right balance to improve your symptoms.

Nutrition is a very important part of managing fecal incontinence symptoms. Certain foods, such as fatty, greasy, or spicy foods, can make fecal incontinence symptoms worse. Eating plenty of fiber and drinking enough water can help you manage your symptoms.

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