Alcohol is a diuretic. Drinking it can make you pee more than if you had the same amount of water. Read on to find out the science behind why alcohol makes you pee — and what, if anything, you can do to keep from having to constantly go to the bathroom.
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You don't need to be a scientist to see the toilet queues on a Saturday nightor at an eventto make the link between drinking alcohol and the need to pee. So why exactly does drinking alcohol make us need to pee more than when we drink soft drinks or water? Alcohol also reduces the production of a hormone called vasopressin, which tells your kidneys to reabsorb water rather than flush it out through the bladder.
If you've ever had a drink, you know it sent you to the bathroom, but do you know why alcohol makes you pee? Do you know how much more urine you produce or whether there is a way to reduce it? Science has the answer to all these questions:.
Pee is one of the first body fluids a kid learns about. Now that you're older, you can understand much more about the amazing yellow stuff called pee. You drink, you pee.
Whatever you want to call it, the practice of drinking urine goes back millennia. Known today as urine therapy, urophagia, or urotherapy, the medicinal use of urine is still practiced in some parts of the world. Reports dating back to ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt suggest that urine therapy has been used to treat everything from acne to cancer.
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Every day, Kayleigh Oakley, 33, downs half a pint of urine on waking before dabbing it onto her skin - after which, she has a shower. As well as helping her achieve clear skin, she claims that drinking wee has cured a lifetime of health complications. Two years later, she was also told that she had chronic fatigue and fibromyalgiawhich causes pain all over the body and turns even the smallest tasks into a nightmare. If I did any strenuous activity I would be in bed for week, and life became pretty miserable.
Claims that the stuff can cure minor illnesses, detox your body, and even cure cancer are not a new phenomenon. Rain believes that drinking your own pee contains many health benefits because it's "the best form of vitamins and nutrients that you can possibly take in. The self-confessed "breastfeeding raw vegan hippie" says that she practices 'urine therapy' which doesn't just involving drinking pee, but smearing it on your face too.
Leah Groth is a writer and editor currently based in Philadelphia. If you thought gulping down a green juice was hard, the newest way to drink yourself to health will really knock your socks off. Urotherapy — a traditional therapy involving one's own urine — is being embraced by the trend-setting health crowd.