Proper nutrition can help overcome this painful disorder. Here is the list of forbidden foods and those allowed
Cystitis, yes food and no food
Cystitis is an inflammation of the urinary bladder that in more severe cases can also affect the urinary tract. The causes are multiple, from food allergy to poor hydration, from pharmacological hypersensitivity to excessive consumption of acidic foods.
It is mainly women who are affected and almost 80% of cases are determined by the bacterium Escherichia Coli which is found in the intestine and which can be easily transferred from the anus to the bladder. Maximum attention therefore also in the summer period, especially when you are on vacation at the sea.
When suffering from cystitis, nutrition is very important. A proper diet helps to heal faster and relieve heartburn. First of all, however, it is good to drink a lot and regularly to quickly eliminate the toxins in the bladder with urine and prevent it from getting inflamed.
We must also keep in mind that some foods are best avoided. Here is the list of "good" and "bad" foods.
Green light for berries like blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and currants. The latter above all have the ability to prevent bacteria from adhering to the bladder walls and avoid igniting it. Yes also to cereals, bread, rice, carrots, beets, lettuce and potatoes. It is advisable to drink herbal teas and infusions, especially mallow which has a disinfecting and soothing power.
Avoid all acidic foods that increase abdominal pain and burning sensations like tomatoes, onions, green beans, chocolate, apricots, pineapples, strawberries, avocados, apples, bananas. Better to limit the consumption of meat, especially red meat, fish, dairy products, in particular melted and cooked cheeses. Avoid carbonated beverages and alcohol. Fried, sauces such as mayonnaise and ketchup, spices, pepper, vinegar are prohibited.
In any case, it is good to consider that cystitis can manifest itself in different degrees of severity, such as haemorrhagic cystitis, so it is good to never underestimate it and contact your doctor to get the right therapy and the right diet.