Is my lifestyle affecting my urological health?
Lifestyle can definitely affect urological health, as certain habits, such as excessive alcohol intake and smoking, may take a heavy toll on the health of your bladder, kidneys, and prostate.
There are multiple lifestyle factors that can make you susceptible to urological problems, such as drinking too much coffee, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, being overweight or obese, drinking too many carbonated beverages, and eating too many acidic foods. To ensure the health of your bladder, kidneys, and prostate, you need to drink at least 2 liters of water every day, reduce your intake of caffeine, quit smoking, drink alcohol in moderation and lose weight if you struggle with extra pounds. A healthy person urinates 4 to 8 times a day.
While it is normal to urinate at night, particularly if you drank a lot of liquids before going to bed, if it occurs twice or more on a regular basis, you may be struggling with a condition medically known as nocturia. If this is your situation, you need to seek medical attention, as there is a treatment for it.
A urologist will carefully examine you and prescribe adequate treatment for your condition.