If you're always rushing to the bathroom, it could be because you're downing coffee like you'll never get another sip again, or it could signify a greater problem outside your caffeine intake. Let's assume it's the latter. There could be a variety of reasons you're peeing so much, which may be caused by underlying health issues. If so, it's best to get checked with a doctor or urologist, as well, in order to clear or mitigate symptoms. While some conditions might be chronic and permanent, they can help with tips for maintenance, long-term.
"There are a variety of reasons why [people] might develop urinary frequency," Dr. Robert M. Mordkin, M.D., FACS Urologist, and chief medical officer for LetsGetChecked,tells Bustle. "Perhaps the most common is a urinary tract infection. ... Other reasons for urinary frequency could be an underlying neurological disease such as multiple sclerosis or high blood sugar levels from diabetes. Interestingly, some people will develop urinary frequency without a definable cause. This is called 'overactive bladder' and there are a variety of prescription medications available today to try to treat this condition."
As a certified health coach, I work with clients on feeling comfortable in their bodies and having great digestive comfort and urinary tract health. If you find yourself peeing all the time, it can be really disruptive to your well-being and productivity (those office bathroom runs can really add up in minutes). What's more, sometimes it can be painful if you're constantly feeling the urgency to make that dash to the restroom, with little actual relief. Of course, this pattern can be challenging to deal with, and it can make a simple bathroom trip feel like a chore. Here are seven reasons you might be peeing so much and what to do about it, according to experts.