Giphy Most of the time, you probably don't think much about your bladder: when you need to pee, you just, well, go pee. But when something in your urinary system goes awry, there’s no mistaking the symptoms, from bloody urine to burning to must-go-right-now frequency.Before getting to the cause of the problem, though, it’s important to know what’s considered normal in terms of urinary frequency, according to Andrew Altman, M.D., urologist at Cleveland Clinic. While there's no set number — after all, some guys just pee more often than others — in general, an adult man will urinate between six to eight times per day, and maybe once during the night, Altman says. But it’s not just peeing a lot that can signal something is wrong with your bladder. Here are some of the most common signs that your bladder is out of whack — and how you can treat it. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 1 Blood in your urine. Bloody urine can be a … [Read more...] about 4 Signs Your Bladder Is Out of Whack
Pee smells like ammonia
When you look into the bowl, you should see some pale yellow pee—that generally means that your urine is healthy and you're well hydrated. But how should it smell? Chances are, you don't give your pee's odor a second thought. Unless, that is, you notice something suspect.Most of the time, you won't notice anything at all—urine generally has only a slight ammonia-like smell, if it has one at all. But there are some instances that can cause your pee to reek. Find out what's behind your pee's stench, and if you should worry about it.(Chronic inflammation is the root cause of tough-to-solve conditions—but you can heal it naturally with The Whole Body Cure!) … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Your Pee Smells More Than Usual
When you look into the bowl, you should see some pale yellow pee—that generally means that your urine is healthy and you’re well hydrated.But how should it smell? Chances are, you don’t give your pee’s odor a second thought. Unless, that is, you notice something suspect wafting up after you take a leak.Most of the time, won’t notice anything at all—urine generally has only a slight ammonia-like smell, if it has one at all. But there are some instances that can cause your pee to reek. Find out what’s behind your pee’s stench, and if you should worry about the funk. … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Your Pee Stinks
Credit: iStock.com/AlexRaths What does it mean when your urine smells unusual? In any situation where the urine smells like ammonia, it is best to determine the underlying cause. Most cases are related to the consumption of certain foods and medications, whereas more serious cases may indicate a disease. We will look at the possible related health conditions and treatment options. Urine contains water, chemicals, and salt collected by the urinary system in the form of waste products. By producing and excreting urine, the body is able to maintain the proper composition and levels of nutrients in the bloodstream. Urine’s natural by-product urea is a mixture of ammonia and other elements such as carbon and hydrogen found within the body. Hence, the ammonia odor with urine output. It is when the odor is apparent that an issue may be at hand. The physical characteristics of urine often help to determine any negative influences within the body’s systems. Normal urine output … [Read more...] about Urine Smells Like Ammonia: What Does It Mean?
commonly asked, but personal subjects. Often considered a problem for babies and small children, the truth is that bed wetting (called “enuresis”) affects about one percent of the teenage and adult populations. The extent of the issue can vary from person to person, with one experiencing only occasional episodes while another has it happen almost every night. There are a few different reasons for bedwetting and some are more serious than others. The muscles and nerves that control the bladder’s release may not be fully developed and cannot hold urine in as long as normal or, alternatively, the mechanism that reduces urine production at night could be undeveloped. This is more common in teenagers and simply represents different rates of development. It should go away in time. Substances like alcohol or coffee have diuretic properties and some heart or blood pressure medication have similar effects as well. Some sleep medications can also put you into a sleep so deep … [Read more...] about Even More Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask Your Doctor About