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2. Push for Potlucks
There are dozens of trigger foods that can spell trouble for those with OAB, and when someone else is making the menu, it can be difficult to know what to avoid. If your family or friends are planning on hosting a gathering, why not suggest they make it potluck? You can bring your favorite bladder-friendly dish, so even if the rest of the spread looks suspicious, you know there’s at least one dish that you can enjoy without worry.
Of course, knowing your trigger foods is the first step to avoiding them, so keep a food journal in the weeks leading up to the festive season to jot down any ingredients that seem to make things worse. Keep an eye out for spicy or acidic foods in particular.
Did you know that OAB and constipation can be related? While they are different conditions, they can play off each other to worsen symptoms.