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How does caffeine affect my bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Caffeine is believed to irritate the bladder and aggravate overactive bladder symptoms. According to a National Kidney Foundation survey, women who drank at least one cup of tea each day were more likely to show signs of frequency and urgency. While the study did not show a similar link to coffee, reducing caffeinated beverages from your diet may help reduce your overactive bladder symptoms.

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