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How Many Times A Day Should You Be Peeing?

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How Many Times A Day Should You Be Peeing?

None of us are strangers to the call of nature. Whether your bladder wakes you frantically in the middle of the night, or you simply break the seal after a few pints and find yourself making multiple trips to the smallest room - we're all familiar with the inconvenience of needing to pee.

But how many times should you be going for a wee every day? Well, in a 24-hour period, the average amount of times someone should use the toilet is between six and seven.

Of course there are many factors that can alter this. For example, water infections, pregnancy and medication.

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According to Healthline, how much you pee gives a good indication of your overall health, so it's definitely worth keeping track on it.

Besides, although the average figure suggests you should be going around six or seven times, a healthy person will wee anywhere between four and ten times within a 24-hour period.

Don't worry too much if you're not in that bracket, though. There are plenty of reasons why you might find yourself peeing more or less frequently, and this can be related to your age, how much you drink (and what you drink), medical conditions (diabetes or urinary tract infections), or even any medication you might be taking.

Oh, and the size of your bladder. Obviously.

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As well as diabetes and urinary tract infections (UTIs), other conditions that can alter how much you wee include unbalanced calcium levels (otherwise known as hypo or hypercalcemia) and sickle cell anemia, which impacts the kidney function.

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If you're weeing way more than you feel like you should be, it's worth contacting your doctor - especially if it's disrupting your everyday life.

Of course, where are things you can do if you're hoping to have the healthiest urinating habits around, which in turn would help decrease genital and urinary irritation.

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These include eating probiotics such as yogurt, not using scented soaps around your... er, intimate area, and wearing loose underwear - yep, it's also better to avoid tight-fitting trousers/jeans/leggings/pants whatever you want to call them.

You can also steer away from excessive booze, fizzy drinks and caffeine and instead drink six to eight glasses of water every day.

Also, don't hold in your pee because you can develop urinary retention which, according to Heathline, means the muscles in your bladder can't relax and let you relieve yourself, even when you want to.

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While we're on the subject, it's worth noting that you should be peeing every two to four hours and you should be going for between eight and 10 seconds. This is if you drink two litres of water a day.

Sabrina Baxter, a student of Physical Therapy - who also uses TikTok account, @nosuchthingastmi to educate people about their pelvic floors - said: "You know your bladder is full if you're peeing for eight to ten seconds - Mississippi counts.

"So if you drink the average of two litres a day - I personally hope you to drink more than that - you should be peeing every two to four hours, five to seven times a day."

Well, there you go. Happy peeing, everybody.

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Topics: News, Interesting, Health

Rebecca Shepherd
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