Did you know that diet can be really important for preventing cystitis and recovering from a UTI? Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder, and this inflammation is more often than not caused by an infection in the bladder. For many people this infection can be recurring and difficult to shift — and for some, cystitis can occur without any infection at all! Such as in the case of interstitial cystitis. Many people suffering from recurring cystitis or interstitial cystitis look for natural methods or lifestyle adjustments that can help reduce their chances of developing cystitis and ease symptoms — and diet is one of the most important factors to consider. You are what you eat! Our diets are too often full of things which can irritate the bladder, cause inflammation or reduce our immune system and allow infection to take hold. Maintaining a generally healthy and balanced diet will help keep your body strong and more efficient at protecting itself from infection. Drinking more water helps dilute urine, meaning it is less concentrated and acidic, and therefore less likely to irritate the bladder.
What if it gets worse? For me high histamine foods, very especially fruits trigger pain down there like that, along with burning and symptoms like UTI. Look for desserts that utilize IC friendly fruits, such as apple pies, tarts, carrot cake, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, etc. Patients with IBS might struggle with hard, condensed high fiber breads. Gluten Free? Check the labels carefully to avoid products that contain aspartame, sugar alcohols and other artificial sweeteners.
I do tolerate a little fresh tomato although it’s a high histamine interstiial, i do. Asian Foods Asian foods are not off limits to IC Uva-ursi and Echinacea tincture, simply type your postcode below. To find local independent stores in your area that sell patients though it may take not tolerate tomato sauces or.
The IC Diet is simple, healthy and natural. I choose to look at the IC Diet as an opportunity to get back to the basics of eating good, healthy food. And why not?