Did you know that how many times you pee during one day actually determines how hydrated you are?
Dr. Neil Grafstein is assistant professor of urology at the Mount Sinai’s Hospital’s NYC and he explains several questions related to urine.
It is fact that if you drink too much water, you will pee more often. Additionally, if you are drinking alcohol, coffee or some other bladder irritants, it is expected you to go to the bathroom more often. It is also important to mention that some people have more sensitive bladders and that means that they have the urge to pee even at the slightest urge. On the other hand, there are people who can hold their pee until their bladders literally are about to burst.
Can we pee too often?
Well, the answer of this question is: YES. If you pee 11 or more times during one day after drinking 2 liters of fluid, may be indication that you have a problem with pee frequency. At many cases, too much peeing is caused by an overactive bladder, which may be contracting more than necessary. This actually results to feeling the urge to pee a lot. As Dr. Grafstein explains, people can train the bladder. The condition is that we don’t have incontinence problems.
OTHER URINE RELATED FACTS:
As people get older, they pee more often. Moreover, as people grow older their urine stream becomes weaker.
Unless it starts to hurt, holding of the pee isn’t too bad
However, you should keep in mind that habitually holding of the pee will increase the risk of bladder infections.
See-through yellow is the pee color that is considered as normal.
There are certain types of food that have impact and change the color of the pee, such as eating blackberries will change it to pink.
Eating asparagus will make your pee foul-smelling.
Pee is consisted of 95% water.
The sweet-smelling urine is indication of diabetes
It is considered that average stream of pee lasts about 7 seconds.
In order to avoid sleep disruption from the urge to pee, avoid drinking fluids before you go to bed.