For some of you this may not seem very important, but the number of times you go to pee determines how hydrated you are.
Dr. Neil Grafstein is assistant professor of urology at the Mount Sinai’s Hospital’s NYC, and he explains about the urine related questions.
As a matter of fact, if we drink too much water, we pee more often. In addition to that, if we consume alcohol, coffee or some other bladder irritants, it is expected to go to the bathroom more often. Some people have more sensitive bladders or in other words they have the urge to pee even at the slightest urge. On the other hand, some people can hold their pee for very long time, or until their bladders are “about to burst”.
CAN WE PEE TOO OFTEN?
It is interesting that experts say this is possible. Namely, if you pee more than 11 times daily, and if you drink 2 liters of fluid, this could indicate certain problem with pee frequency. Some people who visit the toilet very often, the result for that is overactive bladder, which probably is contracting more than it is necessary. The result of this is feeling the urge to pee too many times.
As Dr. Grafstein explains, people can train their bladder. The condition is that people actually don’t have incontinence problems.
OTHER URINE RELATED FACTS
As people get older, they pee more often.
Unless it starts to hurt, holding of the pee isn’t bad
Still, habitually holding of the pee may increase the risk of bladder infections.
Pee color which is considered as normal is see-through yellow.
There are certain types of foods that have certain impact and can change the color of the pee. For instance, eating blackberries can change it to pink.
Asparagus will make your pee foul-smelling.
The pee is consisted of 95% water.
The sweet-smelling urine indicates diabetes
It is considered that average stream of pee is about 7 seconds.
As people grow older their urine stream becomes weaker.
You can avoid sleep disruption from the urge to pee if you avoid drinking fluids before you go to bed.