Certain foods and chemicals can potentially aggravate bladder irritation, provoking symptoms such as the need to urinate more frequently, difficulty holding your urine and/or pain when you empty your bladder.
For myself, I was beginning to get a burning sensation after I urinated. I knew, if I didn't figure out what was causing it, it would develop into a bladder infection and I didn't want that to happen.
The common cause for my bladder irritation in the past has been consuming alcoholic beverages. But since I hadn't been consuming that lately, I did some research and discovered that my bladder irritation was caused by drinking too many carbonated drinks. Now, I was really surprised in doing my research that chocolate and tea can also cause bladder irritation.
The cure was to stop drinking these carbonated drinks, at least for a while, and in the morning, when I first wake up, have a warm lemon drink. All I needed to make this warm lemon drink was an 8-ounce cup of very warm water and mix in 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of organic lemon juice. After several days, I no longer feel that burning sensation. From now on, I plan to limit the number of carbonated beverages I consume.