I’VE BEEN WAK­ING UP A LOT TO PEE. HOW MUCH NIGHT-TIME PEEING IS TOO MUCH? – Brad

Men's Health (Singapore) - - ASK MEN'S HEALTH -

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.

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