I’VE BEEN WAKING UP A LOT TO PEE. HOW MUCH NIGHT-TIME PEEING IS TOO MUCH? – Brad
How old are you, Brad? It’s not too common for young guys to get up more than twice a night to pee, but up to half of men in their 70s do. Generally, it’s nothing to worry about. But in some cases, excessive nocturnal urination can signal a weak heart, diabetes or kidney infection, says Dr Jesse Mills, director of the Men’s Clinic at UCLA. A simple urine test can rule those problems out.
You might also have an enlarged prostate, which is annoying but usually easily treatable. To stem your night-time flow, impose an hourlong no-drink buffer before bedtime.
Meanwhile, double down on your gym time: In a study published in Medicine & Science in
Sports & Exercise, men between the ages of 55 and 74 who were physically active for at least an hour a week were 34 percent less likely to wake up three or more times a night.