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Building a Bladder-Friendly Diet

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Building a Bladder-Friendly Diet

Like many areas of your health, your diet plays an important role when it comes to keeping your bladder healthy—especially as you get older. Keep reading to learn how you can keep your bladder happy and functioning properly.

Drink Enough Water

When your body becomes dehydrated, it can lead to increased urine concentration rather than being diluted with water. This more acidic urine can irritate your bladder and make you feel as though you need to urinate more frequently and can even cause incontinence. It also increases your risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs) due to a buildup of bacteria.

Be sure to drink the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. If you struggle with drinking water, you can also eat fruits and veggies like watermelon and celery with high water content.

Foods to Avoid

If you already have a sensitive bladder, it is important to avoid foods that are known to irritate the bladder. Although it is okay to enjoy these foods in moderation, it is important to limit your intake of the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Citrus fruits
  • Coffee
  • Tomato-based foods and sauces
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Spicy foods

Foods that Soothe the Bladder

Just like there are foods that can irritate your bladder, there are foods that can soothe it as well. Try adding the following foods to your diet to support your bladder health:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Eggs
  • Green beans
  • Lean proteins like chicken and fish
  • Nuts like almonds and cashews
  • Potatoes
  • Whole grains like quinoa and

Urological Care in Bishop, CA

At Northern Inyo Healthcare District, our team of urologists has the expertise and knowledge necessary to diagnose and treat issues of the urinary tract and system, including the kidneys and bladder, as well as male reproductive organs. From simple UTI’s to prostate cancer, we’re here to help.

For more information about the Urology services at Northern Inyo Healthcare District or to schedule an appointment, call (760) 873-2080.