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.

Multiple lifestyle factors can make you susceptible to urological problems. Some of them include:

  • drinking too much coffee
  • excessive smoking
  • extreme alcohol intake
  • being overweight or obese
  • eating too many acidic foods
  • consuming too many carbonated beverages

Lifestyle changes that can improve your urological health

To ensure the health of your bladder, kidneys, and prostate, you need to:

  • drink at least two liters of water every day
  • reduce your intake of caffeine
  • quit smoking
  • drink alcohol in moderation
  • 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.


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