How does constipation contribute to urinary incontinence?

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Jill Rabin
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Think about the amount of pressure you put on your bladder when you strain and push to have a bowel movement. Preventing constipation by eating high-fiber foods and drinking plenty of water may help prevent incontinence. In a study of a group of women who experienced fecal incontinence, a positive association was seen between urinary incontinence and constipation.
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