This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Uricalm for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Bladder pain is something you know well if you have ever had a bladder infection or UTI.
Unfortunately, I am prone to all things horrid when it comes to the urinary tract system.
Attractive, I know. I have kidney stones and the whole works.
Knowing this, I keep my cabinets stocked with items for bladder health and UTI pain relief.
Seriously, doesn’t it seem like a UTI will strike at the worst possible time?
Like on a weekend or during a vacation.
Any time that you cannot get a doctor appointment right away. At least in my case, that’s always how it has been.
It’s times like these that you need some immediate pain relief.
That in-between time before you can see your doctor and get on some meds.
Fact: Up to half of all women will experience a painful urinary tract infection in their lifetime. 20% will experience recurring UTIs, getting as many as 3 per year.
Things I Do To Help Frequent Bladder Pain
Keep a food diary
I am so sensitive when it comes to food it’s ridiculous.
I am starting to notice a pattern with certain foods that cause me to have bladder pain.
It’s not an infection, just bladder inflammation or something that irritates me enough to notice it.
Surprisingly, yogurt is a biggie on my list. Super bummer.
2019 update: Going on the keto diet has helped my frequent bladder pain immensely!
Try to cut down on sugar to see if it helps reduce frequent bladder pain.
Drinking a lot of liquids is obvious, but make that liquid water.
I find that tea and coffee can irritate my urinary tract.
Any drink with a lot of sugar is also sure bother me.
Yes, this is painful. My morning coffee is non-negotiable, but I try to stay away from pop and other caffeine-loaded food and drinks.
Try to force yourself to love water! It’s really the best choice for hydration.
Stress and Bladder Pain?
My urologist told me that my anxiety settles in my bladder.
Whenever I get extra nervous, I feel like I have a bladder infection.
I usually make an appointment only to find out there is no infection present.
Although he didn’t officially diagnose me with Interstitial Cystitis, he told me to look up that diet to see if it helps.
Also, if you see a pattern with stress and bladder pain, it’s important to find ways to calm yourself.
Relaxation is an ongoing quest for me, but meditation seems to help.
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Like with everything in your medicine cabinet, please make sure to read and follow all label instructions before using.
Another item to keep in your medicine cabinet.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.