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Sunday, November 22, 2009 nick, Community Member, asks

Q: when i eat lots of chocolates, i face freqent urination. why?

when i eat sweets and chocolates, the frequency of urination increases. I found exercise quite effective in controlling this phenomenon. Also, cutting on sugar showed a possitive effect.

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Tasha Mulligan MPT, Health Pro
11/22/09 8:07pm

Nick,

 

you will find chocolate on the lists of foods that can irritate the bladder and increase urge or frequency of urination.  Chocolate is considered an acidic food along with many others that are more likely to cause this sensation.

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maintenenceman1, Community Member
11/23/09 10:18am

Nick

I agree with first person who answered

Thanks

Maintenanceman1

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Nancy Muller, Health Pro
11/30/09 11:52am

While there is no published research that associates chocolate as a causal factor for frequency of urine, there is anecdotal evidence (stories) from consumers that foods with a high sugar content can trigger frequency.  It's also possible you may be a borderline diabetic, because frequency is an early warning sign of type 2 diabetes since the body is insulin-resistant and the kidneys go into overdrive trying to rid the body of excess sugars.  So if sugars in general plague you, you might have a fasting urine test for the blood sugar levels you are experiencing. 

 

Nancy Muller, NAFC

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By nick, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 11/22/09