PT CORNER - by Lyne Ezenwa P.T.
True or False? What I eat does not affect my bladder.
False! Many people suffering from bladder symptoms such as with interstitial cystitis (IC) will tell you that they have already identify at least one type of food that aggravates their bladder symptoms (such as frequency, pain or urgency). Trial and error will lead you to identify what is an irritant for your bladder. Listen to your body.
As a general rule, some foods may trigger your bladder irritation. The muscle in your bladder will contract giving you a sense of urgency (strong desire to go to the bathroom). This is why after your morning coffee, your need to urinate increases.
Here is a list of a few bladder irritants:
Try to identify with your nutritionist what is an irritant to your bladder and minimize their use in your diet. It could help your symptoms greatly.
Lyne Ezenwa P.T.
The Pelvic Health and Physical Therapy Center
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