Learn About Bladder Problems
Knowledge is power, as the saying goes. Whether it is Interstitial Cystitis, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence or urinary tract infections, learning more about the topic helps an individual understand just what is going on with their body. This can be very helpful in coming up with strategies to remove offending factors or situations that may be contributing to the problem.
One example of this is in the area of food and beverages. There are certain things that, for many people, can irritate the bladder. Caffeine containing drinks, such as coffee or tea, and carbonated drinks such as soda often have this effect. For those with IC or painful bladder syndrome, acid foods such as citrus or wine can often provoke a flare. Likewise, emotional stress can also cause a worsening of bladder symptoms.