Vitamins for an Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder, also known as OAB occurs when your bladder is unable to function normally. An overactive bladder causes a sudden urge to urinate and may result in an involuntary loss of urine. A variety of factors such as stretched or weak pelvic muscles, chronic urinary tract infections, bladder diseases, an enlarged prostate, diabetes or obesity can trigger an overactive bladder. Vitamins may improve bladder function.

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Vitamin A

The recommended daily dosage for vitamin A is 900 mcg for men and 700 mcg for women. Foods rich in vitamin A include:

  • cod liver oil
  • butter
  • eggs
  • milk
  • baked sweet potatoes
  • mangoes
  • broccoli
  • squash
  • canned pumpkin
  • raw carrots
  • spinach

Vitamin B-12

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Foods rich in vitamin B-12 include:

  • rainbow trout
  • milk
  • plain yogurt
  • beef liver
  • top sirloin beef
  • white tuna
  • salmon
  • breakfast cereals
  • eggs
  • roasted chicken

Vitamin C

The recommended daily dosage for vitamin C is 1,000 mg for adults. Foods rich in vitamin C include:

  • cranberries
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • grapefruits
  • pineapples
  • kiwi
  • broccoli
  • oranges
  • Brussels sprouts
  • spinach
  • tomatoes

Vitamin D

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Foods rich in vitamin D include:

  • canned pink salmon
  • fortified soy milk
  • fortified cereals
  • egg yolks
  • fortified orange juice
  • fortified cow’s milk
  • sardines