Asparagus can make your urine smell funky because of how your body digests it. It breaks down into something that is sulfur-like -- the same stuff responsible for that rotten egg smell. Some other foods that can cause strange-smelling pee? Fish and some spices. Musty or sweet-smelling urine is something to get checked out by a health care provider.
Fun fact: Whether your pee stinks or not when you eat asparagus is genetic.
You need to drink eight glasses of water a day to keep your bladder happyWhile eight glasses of water a day will likely help keep you well-hydrated and help flush toxins from your body, you don’t need to be so rigid. How much H2O is enough? When your pee is light yellow or almost clear, you’re drinking enough water. When you don’t drink enough liquid, your pee can turn dark gold.If your pee is pink you should call your dr.?!Unless you’ve eaten beets -- or maybe blackberries or rhubarb -- lately, you probably want to call your health care provider. While vitamins or medicines can turn your pee neon colors, red or pink may be a sign of blood in your urine. That could point to an infection, kidney stone, or sometimes a more serious problem like kidney disease, bladder cancer, or internal injury. You should get checked out by a health care provider. Cloudy pee is also a sign of infection.Urine is germ free?!Urine is pretty germ-free when it's inside your bladder. But on its way out of your body through the urethra it’s exposed to bacteria. That’s one reason why it’s not a good idea to taste or drink urine (some people are curious) or pee on a jellyfish sting. Both can put you at risk for a bacterial or STD infection. If you get a jellyfish sting, slowly pour seawater over it. Vinegar works even better but may be hard to find seaside.There is no such a thing as a shy bladder?Some people do have trouble going to the bathroom around other people. Officially, shy bladder is called paruresis. While the exact cause is still debated, it's considered a type of phobia or social anxiety disorder. Around 7% of Americans live with shy bladder syndrome. But with the help of health professionals, people with shy bladders can get relief. Scheduling bathroom times and getting behavioral exposure therapy are a few of the techniques that may be helpful.If you Hold it too long you could get ?!
Waiting too long to pee can raise your risk of bladder infections and urinary tract infections, especially for women. So when you need to go, go! Other bathroom habits that put you at higher risk of infection include:
- using panty liners or pads every day
- wiping from back to front, which can transfer bacteria from your anus to your urinary tract
Going to the bathroom a lot could be a sign of ?!
If you guzzle a couple of bottles of water because you’re thirsty after a hard workout and then find yourself running to the bathroom, that’s normal. But being thirsty frequently and peeing a lot, over days or weeks, may point to a problem. It can be a symptom of diabetes. If you’ve noticed other possible symptoms of diabetes, such as being very tired, slow-healing cuts and bruises, and numbness or tingling in your hands and feet, see a health care provider right away.
How often most people go to the bathroom?!
Most people urinate between six and eight times a day. But if you’re drinking plenty, it’s not abnormal to go as many as 10 times a day. You may also pee more often if you’re taking certain medications, like diuretics for high blood pressure.
Men don't get urinary tract infections?!
Women do get more UTIs than men, because their shorter urethras make it easier for bacteria to reach the bladder. But “low risk” for men doesn’t mean no risk. Men do get urinary tract infections -- and when they do, they are at a greater risk of getting repeat infections. That’s because bacteria can lurk deep inside prostate tissue.
If it hurts when you pee it may be a sign of?!!
Most people think that painful urination means you have a urinary tract infection, but that’s not the only possible cause:
- Some STDs cause pain or burning.
- A kidney stone could be stuck near the entrance to your bladder.
- You may be sensitive to the chemicals in soaps, douches, or even toilet paper.
- Or you could have interstitial cystitis, an inflammation of the wall of your bladder.
If it hurts to pee, you should always see your doctor.