You Can Tell A Lot About Your Health By How Much You Pee

Wake up at night to pee every two seconds? Yes, you may have had one too many cups of tea, but that could also be the sign of something a lot less innocent.

Posted on: April 14, 2017

You Can Tell A Lot About Your Health By How Much You Pee

Do you often wake up at night to pee, and it seems like just as you hit the hay, you have to go again? Maybe you don’t pee often enough during the day because you’re drier than the Sahara Desert. Well, here are some interesting tidbits about how your pee frequency can say a lot about your health.

1. NATURE’S HEALTH INDICATOR

1. Nature's Health Indicator Hello Giggles

Peeing is so common that we often dismiss this as a health warning indicator, which is why it’s often overlooked. It’s not only uncomfortable for you, but the amount of times that you pee can say a lot about your health too. 

2. TO PEE OR NOT TO PEE?

2. To Pee Or Not To Pee? Broadly

In healthy adults, the amount of times you should be peeing is about 6 to 8 times within a 24-hour period. That is if you didn’t drink a whole chug of beer! Of course, some factors may affect that normal pattern experts have laid out for you. Nothing is always black and white.

3. REASONS YOU PEE MORE

3. Reasons You Pee More Must Drink

If you tend to drink a lot of fluids, particularly water, you’ll certainly pee a lot more than 8 times. Also, certain medications can affect the frequency of your peeing patterns as well. So it’s just about being realistic. If you went out last night with the girls and drank like Snooky on St. Patrick’s day, then it’s probably unavoidable to end up at the bathroom all night!

4. THE HEALTH WARNING

4. The Health Warning Seattle’s Travels

If you’re drier than the Sahara, then there’s cause to worry, as that could indicate there’s something wrong, but we’ll explore that later on. Then again, if you’re not drinking a lot of fluids and you’re peeing like a race horse all the time, it could indicate that you have a UTI, a bladder infection, prostate problems, leg swelling, or even a heart condition.

5. YOU PEE WHAT YOU DRINK

5. You Pee What You Drink Bustle

There are certain beverages that can end up irritating your bladder and force you to pee more frequently. So if you’re a heavy coffee drinker or consume lots of alcohol, you could wind up peeing up to 11 times a day. Not much fun, huh?

6. YOU SPEND MORE TIME IN THE BATHROOM THAN AROUND THE HOUSE

6. You Spend More Time In The Bathroom Than Around The House Shutterstock

If you drink lots of fluids, you could wind up developing an overactive bladder, which causes the urge to pee a lot more frequently. But unless you are incontinent, you can train your bladder by holding the pee, so long as it doesn’t cause you a lot of pain and discomfort. It’s almost like doing kegel exercises, but for a very different reason!

7. THE OVERACTIVE BLADDER

7. The Overactive Bladder Dirty Looks

This condition is often caused by nerve damage, being overweight, or estrogen deficiency in women, and can easily be treated with the help of a dietitian or health professional.

8. YOUR BLADDER BASICALLY SUCKS

8. Your Bladder Basically Sucks Broadly

Yup. We could tell you that your bladder is poorly supported, but the doctor’s going to probably come to that conclusion on their own. The truth is, you may suffer from having a sucky bladder. In women, the bladder can drop into the vaginal opening because of weak pelvic floor muscles following childbirth. This can result in a great deal of frequent urination throughout the day and night.

9. YOU’RE GETTING OLD

9. You're Getting Old Business Insider

As we get older, some of us will experience the need to urinate more frequently. But most people over 60 rarely get up more than twice a night. So if you’re that age, and you pee more than twice, it could be a warning sign.

10. CHECK WITH THE GOOD OLD DOCTOR

10. Check With The Good Old Doctor Fan Pop

If you’re peeing way too frequently, then go see a doctor right away. Remember that you’re better off treating any health condition resulting in frequent urination early to avoid infections and other complications later down the line.


layout: post title: You Can Tell A Lot About Your Health By How Much You Pee lead: Sometimes you simply have to pee because you overdid it with ice tea, and other times, it’s a clear-cut indicator that something’s wrong. cover: https://media.overthepop.com/2a2d7fa747021956ad2818a268b89da33c.jpg date: 2017-04-14 07:10 category: DIY — Do you often wake up at night to pee, and it seems like just as you hit the hay, you have to go again? Maybe you don’t pee often enough during the day because you’re drier than the Sahara Desert. Well, here are some interesting tidbits about how your pee frequency can say a lot about your health.

1. MOTHER NATURE IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING

1. Mother Nature Is Trying To Tell You Something Shutterstock

Peeing is so common that we often dismiss this as a health warning indicator, which is why it’s often overlooked. But the amount of times that you pee can say a lot about your health too.

2. THERE’S A REASON WHY YOU’RE LIKE A WATERFALL

2. There's a Reason Why You're Like a Waterfall YouTube

If you tend to drink a lot of fluids, particularly water, you’ll certainly pee a lot more than 8 times. Certain medications can affect the frequency of your peeing patterns as well. But being exceedingly nervous will certainly turn you into a walking waterfall. 

3. YOU PEE WHAT YOU DRINK

3. You Pee What You Drink Flickr

There are certain beverages that can end up irritating your bladder and force you to pee more frequently. So if you’re a heavy coffee drinker or consume lots of alcohol, you could wind up peeing up to 11 times a day. But hey, all that cardio you’re getting when you’re going to the bathroom so much is priceless!

4. THE NORMAL FREQUENCY

4. The Normal Frequency Whiskey Riff

In healthy adults, the amount of times you should be peeing would be about 6 to 8 times within a 24-hour period. Of course, some factors may affect that normal pattern experts have laid out for you, like going out with your pals and drinking one too many mimosas.

5. SOMETIMES, YOUR BODY IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING

5. Sometimes, Your Body Is Trying To Tell You Something Rebel Circus

Then again, if you’re not drinking a lot of fluids and you’re peeing like a race horse all the time, it could indicate that you have a UTI, a bladder infection, prostate problems, leg swelling, or even a heart condition. Instead of wondering if you have “A, all of the above,” “B, most of them” or “C, one of them,” visit a doctor and get treatment asap.

6. YOU DRINK TOO MUCH

6. You Drink Too Much Sfexaminer

If you drink lots of fluids, you could wind up developing an overactive bladder, which causes the urge to pee a lot more frequently. But unless you are incontinent, you can train your bladder by holding the pee, so long as it doesn’t cause you a lot of pain and discomfort.

7. THE OVERACTIVE BLADDER

7. The Overactive Bladder Baby Centre

This condition is often caused by nerve damage, being overweight, or estrogen deficiency in women, and can easily be treated with the help of a dietitian or health professional. 

8. YOUR BLADDER’S SUPPORT IS KIND OF BLAH

8. Your Bladder's Support Is Kind Of Blah Flicker

In women, the bladder can drop into the vaginal opening because of weak pelvic floor muscles following childbirth. This can result in a great deal of frequent urination throughout the day and night. Guess how you fix it? Yup, with the infamous Kegel exercises magazines like Cosmo and Vogue have been telling us to try since the 90s. Get it cooking!

9. YOU’RE GETTING OLD (YIKES)

9. You're Getting Old (Yikes) Alfa

As we get older, some of us will experience the need to urinate more frequently. Yay us! But most people over 60 rarely get up more than twice a night. So if you’re that age, and you pee more than twice, it could be a warning sign.

10. CHECK WITH YOUR BLADDER GURU, (AKA, THE GOOD OLD DOCTOR)

10. Check With Your Bladder Guru, (Aka, The Good Old Doctor) The Hip Pocket

If you’re peeing way too frequently, then go see a doctor right away. Remember that you’re better off treating any health condition resulting in frequent urination early to avoid infections and other complications later down the line.