The Effect of Sugary and Alcoholic Beverages on Your Bladder and What to Consider as Alternatives

The summertime is a great time to enjoy Michigan’s beautiful weather and outdoor activities. However, it is important to be mindful of the drinks you consume – especially if you are concerned about your bladder health. Sugary and alcoholic beverages can have a negative effect on your bladder, so it is important to consider alternatives this summer. Michigan Institute of Urology is here to provide you with information on the effects of sugary and alcoholic drinks on your bladder, as well as some alternative drink options that will help keep you hydrated and healthy all season long. 

Sugary drinks, such as sodas and juices, can cause bladder irritation and increase the risk of urinary tract infections. Alcoholic beverages can also irritate the bladder and lead to dehydration. When you are dehydrated, your body cannot produce enough urine to flush out bacteria, which can then lead to a urinary tract infection. We recommend avoiding sugary and alcoholic drinks this summer, and instead opting for water, unsweetened tea, or low-sugar sports drinks. 

If you must drink a sugary or alcoholic beverage, we recommend limiting your intake and drinking plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated. You should also urinate frequently to flush out bacteria. Consider adding a slice of lemon, cucumber, herbs, or other fruit to add flavor to your water without the added sugar. Michigan Institute of Urology is here to help you enjoy a healthy and bladder-friendly summer! Contact us today with any questions or concerns.

Michigan Institute of Urology is committed to helping patients enjoy a healthy and bladder-friendly summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us today. We would be happy to help. The Michigan Institute of Urology is one of the longest-standing and largest sub-specialty Urology practices in the State of Michigan, we are dedicated to providing our patients the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art urologic care. Our specialists have been recruited from the most sophisticated university centers in the United States and are available at all of our 22 office locations. Our administrative staff follows strict guidelines to ensure the most cost-effective medical care is provided. Michigan Institute of Urology, P.C., is comprised of 46 General and Fellowship Trained Urologists with a complement of compassionate, caring Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, and Ancillary Personnel.

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