Running to the loo right after every meal? It’s an alarm

Frequent peeing can put pressure on the kidneys. So, if you are running to the loo every now and then, read this.
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Too many pee breaks won’t detox you. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Published: 3 May 2022, 08:59 am IST
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Have you ever heard anyone saying that peeing can be bad for you? Well, we are not exactly referring to that, but what we want to tell you is that if you are running to the loo frequently after eating, that’s not a good sign.

Dr Santosh Palkar, Consultant – Urologist, Zen Multispeciality Hospital, says we need to be observant about doing this because frequent urination, especially after eating food, may indicate an underlying health problem.

Blame the high sugar content in your food for frequent urination

Do you notice that you are peeing constantly after having your meal? This could be due to high sugar intake. Did you know that having a lot of sugar can make the acid level of your urine higher, providing a good environment for bacteria and causing the infection to thrive.

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Are you using the loo way too often? Image courtesy: Shutterstock

“Moreover, having a lot of sugar will lead to a spike in blood sugar levels and an increased amount of urine that can be produced by the body. But if one is going through frequent urination or there is a need to go to the toilet immediately after eating or drinking something, it can be a symptom of a disease,” Dr Palkar tells Health Shots.

Here we tell you about the other possible reasons for frequent urination after eating

  • Having an enlarged prostate: An enlarged prostate can put pressure on the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body). This can block the flow of urine by damaging the bladder wall. The bladder will contract even when there is a small amount of urine, and make you go to the bathroom very often.
  • Interstitial cystitis causes pain in the bladder and pelvic region. Thus, this condition will make you pee often.
  • A stroke or other neurological diseases cause damage to the nerves that supply the bladder. Hence, it can cause frequent urination.
  • An infection or a kidney stone problem can make you urinate more frequently.
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles can also make you pee frequently.
  • Drinking too much water before eating can also lead to urination.
  • Both type 1 and type 2 raise your blood sugar and cause frequent urination.
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI) is also one of the causes of frequent urination.
  • Water content in food materials can also make you pee frequently.
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Watch your peeing habits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Is there a solution to frequent peeing? Yes, there is

As per Dr Palkar, you can try doing kegel exercises. You can do any of the following exercises:

  • Kegel bridge or bridge pose
  • Kegel fold
  • Kegel clamshell
  • Kegel tabletop
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Kegel exercises can strengthen your pelvic health post pregnancy. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

In all these exercises, you need to hold the pose to strengthen your muscles. The longer you hold the positions, the better your pelvic muscle will become.

The bottom line is, in case you have to go to the washroom immediately after eating then just consult the doctor and get appropriate treatment for the disease or condition causing frequent urination.

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