10 Treatment Options for Overactive Bladder

Diet Changes

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2. Diet Changes

Along with bladder training, a few strategic changes to your daily menu can have profound effects on your bladder control. Few foods directly improve bladder function, but plenty of ingredients are known to irritate the bladder and should be cut out of your diet. Start by eliminating diuretics like caffeine and alcohol (they both encourage the kidneys to produce more urine), and be sure to avoid irritating artificial sweeteners and acidic fruits (citrus, pineapple, and tomatoes are the worst offenders).

Water has an important role to play in your daily diet, too. It may seem like a bad idea to take in too much, but too little water will lead to constipation and concentrated urine – two conditions that are sure to irritate your bladder and increase the feeling of urgency.

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