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A 34-year-old member asked:

Could drinking too much caffeine cause prostate problems?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possibly: Caffeine can be an irritant to both the bladder and the prostate. Fortunately, it does not affect most people.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Yes: Some doctors believe that caffeine itself is harmful to the urinary tract, and is an irritant. It is clear that caffeine is a diuretic, a drug which increases urinary flow, and in men who already have an enlarged prostate with age, or an inflamed prostate with prostatitis, the more you have to urinate, and the more urine there is, the more problems you have. Alcohol and caffeine should be avoided.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Non-caffeinated herbal teas should be fine.
Jun 6, 2015

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Can drinking too much caffeine cause someone to be reckless?

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No: You can't blame excess caffeine for making you reckless. Too much can make you jittery & nervous and give you heart palpitations and even a splitting headache but it can't make you reckless.
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