How often should you be peeing every day?

Now here's the answer to a question everyone wants to know, but is probably a bit shy to ask.

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Humans go by life, thinking about work, friends, family, their significant other, but there are many questions we should be asking ourself - or rather we do - but don't know who to ask. Why do our farts smell, why do we feel like we're falling in our sleep, and finally how many times should we be actually peeing a day.

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This is not a strange thing to be asking oneself, for when did some good old medical knowledge ever hurt anyone?

Here's how many times you should be peeing a day

Well, if ever you were curious to know how many times you should be peeing per day the answer is: six to seven times!

But this is just an average so don't worry too much if you don't find yourself going to the loo that exact amount of times. Bladder & Bowel Community reveals:

As with many things in life, everyone is different. This also applies to normal urinary frequency.
For most people, the normal number of times to urinate per day is between 6 – 7 in a 24 hour period.
Between 4 and 10 times a day can also be normal if that person is healthy and happy with the number of times they visit the toilet.

As you know, every body is completely unique and functions differently, and the same can be said about the frequency in which some people have to pee versus others. And it's also good to know that your peeing habits are an indicator of your general health. Many factors contribute to why one would more or less have to pee six to seven times a day.

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Factors that affect your urination habits

For instance, probably the most obvious variable to consider is the amount of liquid you are consuming in a given day. Doctor's usually recommend having at least 6-8 glasses of water per day so to maintain a healthy metabolism.

But if you really want to optimize your urinating habits, drinking less caffeine, bubbly beverages and alcohol will not only destabilize the frequency of your time on the loo but also decrease genital and urinary irritation.

Other factors to consider are any underlying medical conditions you might have that could very well affect your peeing habits. Diabetes, sickle cell anemia and the uber-painful urinary tract infection (UTI) will have a say in the amount of times you pee in a day.

Last but certainly not least is the actual size of your bladder. You guessed it; the smaller it is the less amount of urine you can hold in resulting in more trips to the loo for you!

Sources used:

Everyday Health: 10 Ways to Keep Your Bladder Healthy and Happy

Bladder and Bowel Community: Urinary Frequency – How Often Should You Pee?

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