The medical team at Atlantic Urogynecology Associates recommends certain acidic foods to avoid, which are considered irritants to the urinary tract:
- Apple juice
- Chilies/spicy foods
- Citrus fruits
- Coffee (regular and decaffeinated)
- Vitamin B complex
Some examples of low-acid fruits:
- For coffee drinkers: kava (low acid instant), cold brew coffee
- For tea drinkers: non-citrus herbal sun brewed tea
- Vitamin C substitute: calcium carbonate co-buffered with calcium ascorbate
If bladder symptoms are related to dietary factors, strict adherence to a diet which eliminates the above food products should bring significant relief in 10 days.
Once you are feeling better, add these things back into your diet, one at a time. When you do begin to add foods back into your diet, it is crucial that you maintain a significant water intake. Water should be the majority of what you drink every day. Always consult your physician before making dietary changes.