Some of us do it daily after work and as soon as we can find a quiet moment. Others do it only when there are other people around. Our drinking habits differ depending on our geographic location, our age, and even the time of year. For example, according to the Office for National Statistics those in a white-collar job are more likely to say they have had a drink in the past week, whilst it is said that binge drinking is less likely to occur in the South East.
Some of these statistics may not be a surprise to many of us, unfortunately, and we all seem to be aware of the health issues that can come from excessive drinking. The issues with the kidneys and the liver all seem to be the most prevalent when it comes to our organs, but there are parts of our bodies that seem to go unnoticed and are just as important.
The Effect of Alcohol on the Bladder
The effects of alcohol on the bladder don’t go unnoticed. For example, after a few pints, you’ll find that you have to hit the loo more often than normal. That’s usually not the problem itself but the dehydration caused by the alcohol is. As we know, water is vital to our well being and that dehydration leads to more concentrated urine, which in turn can cause urinary tract and kidney infections.
Incontinence can also be a byproduct as your bladder can be stimulated by all of the alcoholic beverages. So can diarrhoea and constipation as your bowels can also be affected, according to the guide published by incontinence experts HARTMANN Direct.
If you haven’t considered the impact alcohol has on your bladder and bowels, but if you have a read of the guide, you’ll see why it’s imperative that you should.