Sep 14, 2010
Urinary urgency and frequency affects over 33 million Americans. That’s about 1 in 6 adult in the United Stated today. Over Active Bladder (OAB) along with Painful Bladder Syndromes - Interstitial Cystitis, is more common than adult onset Diabetes.
Patients who have these conditions often report worsening symptoms with the intake of certain foods or fluids. The elimination of these foods and beverages often result in significant improvement in symptoms.
20 Foods and Fluids that are know to cause irritation to the bladder are:
• Alcoholic beverages
• Apples and Apple juice
• Carbonated drinks
• Citrus fruits
• Cranberry and Cranberry juice
• Spicy Foods like Chili or Mexican Food
• Tomato and Tomato juice
• Vitamin B Complex
J. Kyle Mathews, MD
Plano OBGYN Associates
Plano Urogynecology Associates
Add foods you find problematic to the list.