Caffeine and Incontinence – Any Relationship


Caffeine seems to have as many detractors as it does champions.

To get a better look at this controversy will take an in depth article.

This latest news story has to go squarely in the negative column.

As reported by Reuters –

NEW YORK – The amount of caffeine that’s typically found in two cups of coffee may contribute to a man’s incontinence, according to a new study.

“It’s something to consider… People who are having problems with urinary incontinence should modify their caffeine intake and I think that’s part of clinical practice,” said Dr. Alayne Markland, the study’s senior author, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Though the report doesn’t prove that caffeine causes bladder leakage, the men in the study who consumed the most caffeine were more likely to have the problem than those who took in the least. Read more

The short article is worth the quick read.

While the relationship between caffeine and leaky bladder does not mean to immediately stop coffee it does suggest that continually looking at what we put in our bodies is vitally important.

It pays to remember that caffeine can be found in a lot of surprising places and not just in coffee.

So if you have no existing bladder issues the advice is to be aware and if you do have some incontinence issues then it could be a benefit to look at the amount of caffeine you take in in a day.

A quick experiment of lowering your caffeine intake could pay off handsomely.

Stay Healthy
Arnold Brod, Publisher

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