Fecal incontinence is the loss of normal control of your bowels. You may not be able to reach the toilet in time for a bowel movement. Or stool may leak from your anus. This problem can be caused by constipation or diarrhea. Anxiety or other emotional stress can be a cause too.
Alcohol may be part of some dietary changes needed to manage bowel incontinence symptoms. Foods that commonly contribute to diarrhea and bowel incontinence are chocolate, dairy products, alcohol, and caffeine. Try eating less of these foods to see if it improves the consistency of your bowel movements. Next, you can add the offending foods back one at a time for three days to see if they cause bowel symptoms.
COVID is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Get the latest public health information from CDC: www. Depending on the cause, changing what you eat and drink can help prevent or relieve your fecal incontinence. You should eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Your doctor or a dietitian can recommend a healthy eating plan that is right for you.