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Foods That Irritate The Bladder
Consult urologist: Require detailed history & physical examination. This HealthTap format can give no more advice than that because cause of your symptoms must be determined before treatment should be instituted. Hopefully you can be treated with one of many medications which can relieve these symptoms. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Pumpkin Seed Oil: While cranberry juice is great at keeping bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall, pumpkin seed oil (from pumpkin seeds) is probably the single best food for bladder health. Eating pumpkin seeds (also a great protein source) and using pumpkin seed oil are the best way to eat right for your bladder. Most people don't know about this secret wonder food for your bladder! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Bladder control is a function of the sphincter. There is no food that will improve control of the bladder sphincter. It is helpful to avoid ingestion of anything that increases urine production, such as alcoholic beverages. When the bladder is full it tends to have more urine leakage. Emptying the bladder more often will result in less bladder leakage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Urologists often put patients on restrictive food diets to see which good is causing bladder or urethral irritation. Then there are foods like high nitrite foods that are presumed to play a role in bladder cancer, certain hot dogs being among the culprits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fatty, Fried Foods: The function of bile is to absorb fat from our diet. Fatty meals cause the release of a hormone (cck) that stimulates the gb to contract. Therefore, a low-fat diet is advised. Unfortunately, an attack can occur unrelated to food. The only definitive way to avoid a gb attack is gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). Good luck! ...Read more
Fatty foods : There is really no restriction per say. Fatty foods can cause diarrhea and cramps for majority of patients. Some pts have no issues at all. Others, get better w time and some never get better. Diarrhea is annoying but if dont mind, eats whatever. Imodium (loperamide) can help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bladder spasm: Horse. This is an interesting question. There is a school of thought that the bladder, like the bowels, has a sensitivity to certain elements of the diet. (interstitial cystitis behaves much like inflammatory bowel disease). You are in charge here. Keep a diary of you bladder symptoms (on paper) and note what worsens your symptoms. Pay attention to artificial sweeteners. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Bladder spasms do have a cause, but it can often be difficult to identify. Avoiding foods on the "interstitial cystitis" list certainly can help some, but bladder muscle overactivity can have complicated neural, muscular, and inflammatory causes. Work closely with a female or neuro-urologist to continue to look for causes & to find ways to improve your symptoms. Much luck to you. ...Read more
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