What to Eat When You Have Overactive Bladder

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Linda Wasmer Andrews

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Imagine a heaping plate of pasta with marinara sauce and a glass of wine, followed by a slice of chocolate cake and a cup of coffee. For many people, that would be a big night at their favorite Italian restaurant. But if you have overactive bladder (OAB), it could be the prelude to many hurried bathroom visits.

Several common foods—such as tomatoes, wine, chocolate, and coffee—contain substances that can aggravate OAB. Plus, overindulging in high-calorie foods could lead to weight gain, which can worsen OAB symptoms as well.

Overactive bladder can be an incredibly frustrating condition to live with. Learn from experts and patients about overcoming OAB.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 13, 2016

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