If you wish to undertake some serious measures to control and eliminate the symptoms of an overactive bladder, you need to start by reducing your overall intake of fluids. Naturally, the lesser beverages you consume, the lesser you feel the need to visit the restroom. And it also reduces your chances of being humiliated by an awful accident on your way to the restroom.
However, there’s a downfall to this as well because if you drink less, say around four to five cups a day, it causes the urine to get concentrate, which aggravates the irritation in the bladder. Therefore, it is essential to create a harmonious balance in your eating and drinking diet, so you can reduce the frequency urination without harming your energy levels.
There are several kinds of overactive bladder syndromes, some make you leak urine, while others increase your visits to the bathroom. The good news is, you can reduce these symptoms by simply eliminating certain foods and drinks from your diet entirely.
There is an abundance of research that validates the need to avoid certain beverages and foods that aggravate the symptoms of an overactive bladder. However, not every bladder is the same, therefore, you also need to undertake some steps to find out the favourable changes for your bladder.
For instance, start small and eliminate one beverage or food item at a time. Be sure to avoid it for at least 3 days or a week, and then eliminate the next one to make the change realistic and long-lasting. Also, it is important to record your symptoms before eliminating the beverage or food item, and be sure to record the affects you experienced afterwards, as it will help you see which elimination process made the biggest impact on reducing your symptoms.
Now, take a look at all the potentially dangerous foods and beverages that you must avoid:
1. Citrus Fruits
Research reveals that citrus fruits have a strong tendency to irritate the bladder and worsen the symptoms of an overactive bladder. Even though they contain heaps of vitamins and nutrients, they are also highly acidic, which is extremely dangerous for your condition. Urology experts strongly advise their patients against the consumption of limes, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits and lemons. Even pineapple, which is a tropical fruit, isn’t healthy since it contains a potently acidic profile.