Keeping Interstitial Cystitis Calm
Have you heard of Interstitial
Cystitis? Maybe you have heard it mentioned as bladder syndrome or painful
bladder? Millions of folks suffer from this condition where the lining of the bladder is irritated. The symptoms range from
annoying to painful, and you’ll need to see a urologist to treat them. You
might have urinary frequency, pain when you have a full bladder, and even low
back pain as a symptom.
Food choices may have an impact on Interstitial Cystitis, and can bring on symptoms. You will want to learn which beverages and foods affect you.
Common trigger foods and beverages for
coffee & tea, soda (especially diet), alcohol,
citrus & cranberry juices
soy foods such as veggie burgers, tofu, edamame, tempeh and soy milk
cured or smoked meats
many preservatives, additives and MSG
What foods are usually okay for
grains such as rice, barley, pasta and quinoa
fresh lean protein
such as eggs, cheese, fish, poultry and lean red meats
It may help to keep a journal and
when you experience Interstitial Cystitis symptoms, you can write down the foods or
beverages that were consumed when you experienced those symptoms. This helps you know which items to avoid in the future.