Overactive bladder: what foods should be avoided

First of all, it would be nice to know more about the problem called "overactive bladder". You can talk about it there, if a person has at least 2 of the following symptoms:

Urinating more than 8 times during the day and 2 times per night (with a moderate consumption of liquid).

Sudden and strong urge to go to the toilet (urination).

Involuntary urination after going to the toilet.

Loss of bladder control may be due to various reasons, but it is believed that the main triggers - is:

Nervous excitement.
Excessive consumption of coffee.
Excessive consumption of water and other liquids.

In 20% of cases this violation is due to neurological problems such as Parkinson's disease, such as brain or spinal cord tumors, and myelomeningocele.

People suffering due to overactive bladder feel disabled, they are hard to perform certain actions and are often uncomfortable in front of others.

The urgency of going to the toilet and urinary "on the road" urine can cause social isolation and the emergence of problems at work because people simply can not be focused on anything else but their condition.

What kind of foods should be avoided if you have an overactive bladder?

Treatment of this condition is very diverse.

Some doctor writes out, for example, injection (botulinum toxin or botulinum toxin).

Others are associated with our daily habits: from exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and ending the restriction of certain beverage consumption.

If you suffer from overactive bladder, it is recommended not to use the following.

Acute products.

Indian spices, Mexican and Asian cuisine, hot pepper even if we like it, we must understand that this is not the most suitable products for the health of the bladder.

If we feel like we have in the mouth "blaze", it is easy to guess that the shell of the bladder the same thing happens.

Spicy dishes and spices enhance the symptoms of this condition, so we recommend you to minimize or refuse all of these lunches and dinners.

[/b] Sweets.

Any sweet food (high in sugar) is detrimental to our health, it is a known fact. The same applies to various desserts containing artificial sweeteners.

This not only ensures the supply of "extra" calories in our body, but also helps to increase the need to urinate, irritating our bladder.

So try to avoid the consumption of sweets, biscuits, pastries, cakes and other sweets. Replace them with fruits and nuts. This is no less tasty, and also very useful for our health.

[b] Coffee

Caffeine, in principle, has some negative effects on our body, and should be noted. It is, for example, causes increased activity of the brain, heart and bladder.

So that excessive consumption of coffee will cause your bladder to work more than usual, and therefore, will only exacerbate the situation.

But this drink - is not the only culprit of our suffering, an increase in the amount of urine output contribute as carbonated beverages, cocoa and some tea.

Juices of cranberry and citrus fruit

Cranberry is healthy cardiovascular system and blood circulation (it is recommended for people suffering from hypertension or diabetes), and yet it successfully fights urinary tract infections.

But one of the "side" effects of a deterioration in overactive bladder symptoms. These berries make us go to the toilet more often.

In addition, it is not recommended to drink acidic juice of citrus fruits (eg, orange, grapefruit and so on.), Despite the fact that they strengthen our immune system due to its high content of vitamin C.

And if you have problems with the bladder (urinary incontinence and others.), You should not forget that the juice of these fruits will only further irritate its mucous membrane.

Alcoholic beverages

Consumption of alcohol beverages has many negative effects on our bodies (particularly excessive). And, because they are strong diuretics, they can cause irritation of the bladder.

When the consumption of beer, we are accelerating the work of their kidneys and causes the bladder to empty more quickly and more often.

However, a glass of wine per day will be very useful for people with overactive bladder, since it does not give the same effect as that beer, but it has advantages for the health of the cardiovascular system.


This vegetable is too sour, and therefore will only worsen the condition of the bladder and urinary tract. tomatoes contain a lot of water and they are also a powerful diuretic.

The same applies to all kinds of cooked tomatoes and tomato sauce, because often there is added sugar, to "mask" a sour taste (and we have already talked about the fact that sweets are not suitable food for people suffering from incontinence).

If you want to make the sauce less acidic, better add the grated raw carrots. You can also add a bit of cream, milk or baking soda.

All of these products will help to neutralize the acidity of the bit.