What Causes Frequent Urination?

You Asked: Too Many Trips to the Ladies Room?

Dear Fit,
I drink tons of water, and probably go through four 32-ounce Nalgene bottles within the eight hours I am at the office, so I assume that's the reason. I'm wondering if this is bad for me? I go to the "ladies" at least once an hour to pee, and the guys in my office think it's way too often.
— Fearful of Over Watering

Women have smaller bladders than men, so that's why we tend to visit the ladies room more often. Is it possible to have to go too often? To find out keep reading.

I'm glad to hear that you're staying hydrated by drinking water, and chances are your constant trips to the loo are based purely on your water intake. Just so you know though, there is actually such a thing as drinking too much water. It's known as hyponatremia or water intoxication. If you're feeling the need to relieve yourself often, but are also experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, headache, disorientation, confusion, hallucinations, nausea, or restlessness, it could mean you're drinking too much of the clear stuff. So I'd alternate between drinking regular water, and water that's infused with electrolytes. Or decrease your water intake slightly and see if this helps. If you're still frequenting the ladies room, I'm wondering if you're pregnant, since that can also increase a woman's trips to the bathroom. If no baby is on board, then it's worth making an appointment with your doctor, just to rule out a UTI or diabetes. Frequent urination is a symptom of both, so visiting your doctor can ease your mind about your regular relieving.


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