11 Facts About Your Pee and What It Can Say About Your Overall Health

You better believe that counting the times you pee on a daily basis can tell you a lot about your health!

Many people don’t realize that peeing is one of the most important functions we perform and that it plays a major role for our general well-being.

You can count how many times you need to pee each day and see how hydrated (or dehydrated?) you really are.

New York City’s Hospital of Mount Sinai’s assistant professor of urology, Dr. Neil Grafstein had many things to say on this interesting topic.

How Often is ‘Just Right’?

Since we are all individuals, the number of times we pee can also vary. After all, many different circumstances can play their part in this.

But to give you an average estimate, most people urinate at least 4 times each day, with a maximum of 7 times. But don’t panic straight away if you happen to urinate more than 7 times per day.

Like we mentioned, there are many factors which can have their own influence on your peeing patterns. For example, hydration and the manner in which you do that.

But let us be more specific. The more water you drink during the day, the more likely you are to visit the bathroom, right? It only makes sense since liquids can’t stay in you forever.

As for those urinating more often than usual, it is probably due to the fact that they either drink lots of water, or alcohol and coffee on a regular basis.

Did you know that these two are both considered as bladder irritants? Then there are those who happen to have sensitive bladders. For them, even the slightest urge to pee can present a bother.

And in case you belong to the group which prefers to hold it until their bladder practically bursts, you aren’t doing yourself and your health a favor at all, quite the opposite.

It’s best to lose this nasty habit at once and go whenever you feel you need to.

So, How Many is Truly ‘Too Many’?

Let’s say you go to the bathroom 11 times a day when you’ve had 2 liters of water (or any other fluid). That may indeed indicate a problem with your urination frequency.

For instance, overly-frequent peeing can be the result of an overactive bladder. It may contract more than is usual, and this might be the underlying cause for one’s unexplained often frequentation to the toilet.

The good news is that, according to Dr. Grafstein, we are able to train our bladders.

11 Urine Facts You May or May Not Have Known

  1. If you’re the type of individual which often has to get up during the night to pee, you can put a stop to this simply by consuming less liquids before hitting the sack.
  2. Holding in your pee is a bad habit, but it’s not all that dangerous unless you start to feel pain. At that point, it can cause damage to your kidneys.
  3. One pees more as one ages.
  4. The habit of holding one’s pee can also be damaging in another way. Namely, you are increasing your risk of bladder infections.
  5. As you age, your urine stream will also become weaker.
  6. As for the question of what is the healthiest color pee can have: it is a see-through type of yellow.
  7. The usual stream of pee is around seven seconds.
  8. Don’t panic if you happen to see a change in color, as some foods have that effect on your pee. Blackberries, for instance, can color your pee pink!
  9. If your urine happens to have a sweet-smelling odor, that may be just be a sign of diabetes.
  10. Consuming asparagus may make your pee foul-smelling. That doesn’t make it any less healthy, though.
  11. Your pee is actually 95% water.

There you have it. We hope we have managed to inform you and that you now know more things about your pee than you used to.

Stay, healthy, dear readers!

Source: Pinoy Health Guide | Health Line