OAB and Your Diet
In addition to cutting down or eliminating alcohol and caffeine drinks, limiting other foods or beverages may help OAB. Try cutting back on:
- Acidic foods and beverages, such as tomatoes, pineapple, and citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes
- Salty foods, which can make you thirstier and hence, lead to drinking more liquids
- Spicy foods, such as chilies, which can irritate the bladder
- Carbonated beverages, such as sodas or seltzers
Though urge incontinence is uncomfortable, it's also very treatable. Changes in your lifestyle and habits can play a part in treating it.