According to Dr. Neil Grafstein, assistant professor of urology at the Mount Sinai`s Hospital NYC, your pee frequency can tell a lot about your systematic health.
How often should one urinate?
Generally, there is no specific number of times for peeing. However, people usually urinate between six and eight times a day. Also, there are a number of factors which have an impact on urination frequency such as hydration and how you hydrate yourself.
For example, if you drink a lot of water, you will urinate more frequently. In addition, if you consume alcohol, coffee and other foods and drinks, expect to often go to the toilet.
Furthermore, there are people with sensitive bladders who run to the bathroom as soon as they feel the slightest urge. Also, there are those who are able to hold their pee until their bladders are about to burst.
Can we pee too often?
Person who urinate 11 times per day, or more, after drinking two liters of fluid may possibly have a problem with pee frequency. Often, frequent peeing can occur as a result of overactive bladder which causes the urge to pee a lot. However, Dr. Grafstein says that we are able to train our bladder, but only if we don`t have incontinence problems.
Other Urine related Facts
- Holding the urine is not bad, unless it begins causing pain.
- Regularly holding of your urine can increase the risk of bladder infections
- The normal color of the urine is see-through yellow.
- Particular foods can change the color of your urine (blackberries can change it to pink).
- Asparagus can cause your urine to be foul-smelling.
- Urine is 95% water.
- Sweet-smelling urine is a sign of diabetes
- The average stream of pee is about seven seconds.
- Your urine stream becomes weaker as you grow older.
- You also urinate more as you age.
- Avoid drinking fluids before going to bed to prevent sleep disruption from the urge to pee.