10 Foods to Avoid If You Have Overactive Bladder
It makes sense that if too much caffeine can make you jittery, it also can make your overactive bladder jumpy. "It is both a diuretic and a bladder irritant," says Dr. Winkler, meaning it causes your kidneys to make more urine and makes your bladder more sensitive. "I tell patients, 'If you're going to have a cup of coffee, expect to have to go to the bathroom.'"
So if you're a coffee or tea lover, stick to one cupand be prepared for the consequences. And be aware that cocoa and chocolate also pack a caffeine punch.
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