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Do certain foods worsen overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Certain foods may contribute to overactive bladder symptoms. Your doctor may recommend removing these foods from your diet to see if your symptoms improve. Among these foods and drinks are:

 • Alcohol, including beer and wine

 • Carbonated beverages

 • Drinks with caffeine, including soda, tea and coffee (even decaf)

 • Chocolate

 • Milk and cheese

 • Tomatoes and tomato products

 • Spicy foods

 • Citrus juice and fruits

 • Sugar

 • Artificial sweeteners

 • Honey

 • Mayonnaise

 • Vinegar

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