What’s one of the first lifestyle adjustments for people with persistent bladder pain? Give up coffee. Boo! That’s a struggle not just because we luuurve a good brew but there’s also the significant matter of caffeine addiction.
Still, sacrifices are made to avoid pain. What’s needed is a decent alternative. And that’s how our Un-Coffee Mornings were born. We found someone who could make some bladder-friendly suggestions, and then chose a way to share the information.
Peter Burns from Z-Star Nutrition was our first speaker at the fortnightly Eventbrite gatherings – and if you missed it, you can see his presentation here. If you attended, it’s worth watching again, because he’s added some recipes on the end.
Peter’s also working on a collection of bladder-friendly food and drink plans which we’ll add to this website when it’s ready. Sign up to our newsletter here to be kept informed about that and other useful bladder-related matters.
Some people on the call were at the start of their journey to diagnosis, and others had been living for years with conditions including Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis, Over Active Bladder or recurrent Urinary Tract Infections.
We’re running these Un-Coffee Mornings as a way to help you manage your condition at home because we know that in these challenging times, it’s more difficult to get treatment. We’ve been able to help people by delivering Gepan direct to them, so let us know if you’d like us to do that for you, too. It’s an easy-to-use treatment which was proven to relieve symptoms for 100% of patients in the clinical trial. You’ll see more information about it on this website, including how to use it and why top doctors in this field say it’s the go-to treatment.
Our next Un-Coffee Morning on March 17 features Bill Taylor, a physiotherapist who specialises in pelvic health. He and his team treat a number of men’s and women’s health conditions that involve bladder pain. He’ll share some incredibly useful insights about those conditions, how ‘novel movements’ can alleviate them and explain why it’s important that your doctor hears your whole story.