Wives and incontinence

boomer2480

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My heart doc told me that just because I drink coffee from the time I get up until I go to bed it does not hydrate me. He said I could be dying of thirst in the desert and find a thermos of coffee that it would not help with the dying of thirst. I doesn't make sense to me because it is just flavored water but he says it is the truth. go figure
 

daylight

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May likely be from the effects of caffeine causing frequency, irritation, and its diuretic effect.
 

PCBaby

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Not sure where you live, but certainly here in Wales (UK) the recommended amount is still 1.5 to 2 liters a day. Speaking as an insulin dependent diabetic I feel thirsty most of time, so I do try to make the minimum.
 

PCBaby

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and as daft as it sounds Alcohol, even beer dehydrates you more than it hydrates you. So whilst the odd beer or pils on a very hot day may be refreshing it's not doing anything to help replace lost fluid.
 

Zeke

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Yah, it’s dehydrated the Hell out of me more than once!!!
 

ChocChip

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Yeah, I think alcohol is a stronger diuretic than caffeine, and alcoholic drinks certainly don’t hydrate you in the longer term. Most caffeinated drinks probably have a net positive hydration effect, although perhaps not strong coffee or energy drinks. In any case, you need to have at least some drinks that don’t contain alcohol or caffeine.
 

SoCalIncon

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Yeah, I think alcohol is a stronger diuretic than caffeine, and alcoholic drinks certainly don’t hydrate you in the longer term. Most caffeinated drinks probably have a net positive hydration effect, although perhaps not strong coffee or energy drinks. In any case, you need to have at least some drinks that don’t contain alcohol or caffeine.
I actually recently read that moderate coffee intake does in fact have a positive net hydration effect, but that goes away if you drink a lot of it.

The acidity of coffee and it's diuretic effects are both bladder irritants...but I LOVE my coffee and will never give it up over my continence issues....Only way I'd give up coffee is if there was a 99% chance that it would completely cure my incontinence...which is obviously not the case.

Alcohol is a strong diuretic. It's a poison that your body wants to flush out asap. But, everything in moderation, right?
 
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