Bladder pain is one of the characteristics of an overactive bladder (OAB). Many older people have OAB; however, it shouldn’t be seen as a common part of aging. Fortunately, through adjustments in your diet and a urology specialists’ help, you can overcome OAB and its frustrating symptoms.
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Discover which foods and drinks to consume to best ease your overactive bladder symptoms:
Foods & Drinks That Fight Bladder Pain
If you feel your bladder pain flaring up, you can consume certain foods that will actively soothe the pain. Vegetables such as corn, oatmeal, peas, quinoa, and potatoes fight bladder pain – along with zucchini bread and ricotta cheese. For dessert, don’t skip on the vanilla ice cream and sugar cookies, as those help dull bladder pain. Avoid eating spicy or acidic foods, as those will worsen your symptoms.
Water is the best drink of choice to keep your bladder pain under control. It will also provide other benefits such as healthy skin, increased energy, reduced toxin levels, and a boosted metabolism. You’ll want to stay away from acidic, caffeinated, or alcoholic beverages such as fruit juice, coffee, beer, and soda. These types of drinks worsen bladder pain significantly.
How the Urology Specialists Can Help
If you have an overactive bladder, it’s likely that you experience leakage, urgency, frequent urination, or nocturia. Fortunately, there are ways to take control of your overactive bladder. In addition to adjusting your diet, our urology specialists will take the appropriate steps with you until relief is found. Consider the following steps:
- Step 1: Voiding diary and behavioral therapy
- Step 2: Medications
- Step 3: Urodynamics
- Step 4: Neuromodulation (InterStim) and/or Botox
If you’re ready to live your life without dealing with frustrating OAB symptoms, make an appointment with our urology specialists today.