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How does my diet affect my bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
There are no special diets for overactive bladder, but certain types of food can irritate or trigger overactive bladder. Try to avoid tomato-based foods, spicy foods, chocolate, artificial sweeteners and honey. Also, fruit and fruit juices (except cranberry juice) tend to irritate the bladder. Water is the best beverage for your condition.

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