St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us (March 17th) and it’s a day packed with parades, good luck charms, all things green and, for many… alcohol. The Urology Group of Princeton wishes all a very happy St. Patrick’s Day and offers a gentle reminder of the urological benefits to drinking in moderation. Moderate alcohol consumption is generally considered to be no more than 7 glasses a week consumed in no less than 3-days. The benefits of this for your overall urological health include the bullet points below.
- It may keep your sperm as healthy and fit as possible.
- It may minimize the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), a condition that typically occurs when nerve signals between your bladder and your brain tell your bladder to empty even when it is not full.
- It is believed to lower the risk, and reduce the symptoms of, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), aka prostate enlargement, a non-cancerous condition that causes the prostate gland to increase in size.
- Heavy alcohol consumption is also a risk factor for Renovascular Diseases, which are defined as diseases of the arteries that lead to the kidneys that can result in high blood pressure and/or kidney failure.
- You may want to eliminate alcohol completely if you are trying to conceive as it may impact male fertility.
For more information or to address any urology-related concerns, please call the office (609.924.6487) to schedule a consultation and exam.