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Bladder and Prostate Friendly Foods

Posted Sep 25 2010 1:21pm

Diet modification is the most important strategy for those struggling
with interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). Major triggers have been determined: coffee, tea, soda, alcoholic beverages, citrus fruits and juices, artificial sweeteners and hot pepper. Best foods include flatbreads, peppermint tea, blueberry juice, Gala apples... Yet, these lists are not universal. Sensitivity to various foods can vary among individuals, so there are no one-size-fits-all diet.  

Keep a good food and symptoms diary while you are experimenting with your eating. It can take from minutes to hours
for a problem food or beverage to trigger symptoms, so says the guide, developed and revised by a large group of experts.  You may also be interested in  a lecture provided by Barbara Shorteror these articles.

Shorter B, Lesser M, Moldwin RM, Kushner L. Effect of cJournal of Urologyomestibles on symptoms of interstitial cystitis. J Urol. 2007 Jul;178(1):145-52. Department of Nutrition, C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Brookville, New York, USA.

Current Opinion in Urology: July 2008 - Volume 18 - Issue 4 - p 353-358  doi: 10.1097/MOU.0b013e3282fcea88   Female urology: Edited by Christopher R. Chapple

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