Does drinking coffee causes us to pee often times in a day?

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@iskayz (5426)
Philippines
July 16, 2008 2:06am CST
Hi everyone! I don't usually drink coffee. I only drink coffee during breakfast and its very seldom. Maybe just 2-3 times a week. I have noticed also that when I drink coffee it makes me wanna pee always. A lot of people I know who drinks coffee told me that too. Thats why as much as possible I don't drink coffee in the mornings if I have to go out of the house or go to work. I don't know if its just psychological but thats what I have observed after drinking coffee. How about you mylotters. Any comment about this? What are its health benefits and do you experience often peeing after drinking coffee? Please do share your views!
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• United States
16 Jul 08
Yeah, coffee is a natural diuretic, meaning it does make you pee. Don't worry, it's not psychological, it is a natural, physiological response to the chemical makeup of the coffee and how it affects the human body. It's funny, because it doesn't matter if you only drink a little bit of it or a lot, it will still affect you in the same way (well, the extra caffeine might give you an extra jolt, but that's it). I don't know about any special health benefits of coffee other than the amount of caffeine found in it. However, I have read that for staying awake and alert, it is best to drink one or two cups of coffee and then drink water the rest of the day. This helps you to stay hydrated throughout the day.
@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
Hi! Its a good thing its not a psychological effect. At least I know its normal to feel peeing after drinking coffee. Its also amazing that coffee helps us to stay hydrated. I didn't know that. Thanks a lot!
• United States
10 May 11
For the past 10 years I have drank coffee, once in the morning and seldom again in the day, maybe once a week I would have another cup in the middle of the day. I never thought much of it, but I used to pee once about every 1-2 hours. I recently stopped drinking coffee altogether and guess what? I now pee AT MOST half as often. So where I used to pee 12-15 times a day, I now pee about 6. I amazed.
@balasri (26579)
• India
17 Jul 08
The effects of coffee or caffeine consumption on several aspects of kidney function have been studied.Athletes and physically active people are often recommended to abstain from consuming caffeinated beverages. It is assumed that caffeine, which is a mild diuretic, will exaggerate the dehydration and electrolyte loss caused by exercise and lead to impaired athletic performance or health although no scientific evidence is offered in support of this assumption.
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@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
Good infos. I guess I'd better not drink coffee if I'm going to play my wii. Thanks for responding. Ciao!
@NettyB (336)
• United States
17 Jul 08
What an interesting discussion topic! LMAO! I am a pretty big coffee drinker, and YES, it goes right through me...
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@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
Oh a coffee lover! Hey welcome to the forum!
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
I don't know about coffee in relation to the frquency of peeing. But since coffee is an antioxidant, it can make you pee or pooh to release the toxins in your body. As for me, I drink coffee everyday but i also drink water often. So I couldn't tell if there's a significant difference in the frequency to pee in drinking or not drinking coffee. One thing for sure, when you pee after a cup of coffee, your pee smells good! ahahhaa. Smells like coffee. :-p [but of course! it doesn't look like coffee. I'll freak out]
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@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
Hi there! Yeah you're right! It does smells like coffee . Thanks a lot and Enjoy mylot!
@ktroth (378)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Coffee has caffeine in it and caffeine causes you to pee more. The only health benefit from peeing that I can see is if you are peeing from drinking lots and lots of water. If it's clear, or nearly clear, you're doing a good job of drinking enough water. If it's yellow, you need more water.
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@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
Hi there! You know what I've also noticed that after drinking coffee my urine smells like coffee.Funny.. Thanks for responding and keep mylotting!
@vanila (492)
• Israel
16 Jul 08
ye, I did some research in the web about this subject (that's one of the reasons I love mylot, it makes me go and learn more..) and I have found out that there are even unprescription medications of caffeine as a painkiller and urinator. I guess it can be good for health just if you need to get rid of waste from your body real fast. but it is bad for the body too much of caffeine so I drink coffee especially when I want to eat cookies with something hot. but I drink too much cola from a young age and I think it can make you dehydration so for two cups of coffee you got to drink two glasses of water. nice day !
@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
Hi there! So its 1:1 ratio? 1 cup of coffee - 1 glass of water. Ok. Thanks for the info! Ciao!
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
Because of the caffeine, coffee like tea has diuretic effect that makes us want to urinate more often compare if we dont drink coffee. But its not enough to make us dehydrate.
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@iskayz (5426)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
Oh I didn't know that tea can also has diuretic effects. I'm really learning so much today about coffee. Thanks!
@vanities (11308)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Jul 08
yeah its true drinking coffee makes you pee a lot and its good for our health ,but i guess for those who have reactions to caffeine ..like palpitations and etc..better not drink coffee too much...
@vanities (11308)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Jul 08
yeah in some people who are not affected with the caffeine itself..frequent urination due to coffee drinking(and nothing else i hope)is good since its wash away all toxins inside your body ..
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@jdyrj777 (6564)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I think that is true of most berveages. Especially the ones that contain caffene. Some people even say that caffene is like a laxitive to them. I do notice that if im thirsty and drink water that doesnt happen.
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
19 Jul 08
The very first responder to your discussion said almost exactly what i wanted to say.
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@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
18 Jul 08
after i drink coffee i go to the bathroom too, but not a lot, just that one time after drinking that cup. i just feel it cleanses my system.
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@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
18 Jul 08
It certainly does. It may not keep you awake at night if caffeine does not affect you that way, but you will have to go to the bathroom more often. Coffee does make you very alert and so is good in the morning. It also is good for diabetics and pre diabetics if it is drunk black with no sugar or cream. So my advice is to drink it in the morning, so that you are able to go to the washroom before you leave the house.
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I don't like coffee at all therefore I don't drink it, however, I drink Diet Pepsi Max. Some people drink coffee as a get up and go in the morning and that's the reason I drink Diet Pepsi Max sometimes during the day, to get me going. My usual choice of beverage during the day and late at night is Sprite Zero, but when I need a pick me up, I drink the Pepsi. I have noticed that the Diet Pepsi Max has the same effect that coffee has on most people. I can't even get through a glass of it before I have to go pee. Max is supposed to have alot of caffeine and other stuff that is supposed to be good for you. All I know, is it works. lol Have a great evening, Char
@4ofmyown (1124)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I don't know if it would make you pee more but I know it it should make you poop. I think caffeine is a natural laxative of some sort. I would think the more caffeine you drank you would want to drink more of a a fluid to hydrate you and then you would have to pee more.
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@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I never heard of it taking that affect on anyone but I guess if you drink you pee. I did hear about it making people do #2 more often.
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@jerzgirl (7091)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
17 Jul 08
Yes - the caffeine in coffee is a diuretic, although not so much that you lose all of the liquid you've consumed. Coffee, colas, regular tea, even hot chocolate - all have caffeine and can have the same effect (although I suspect hot chocolate has other ingredients that keep it from being as obvious). So, if you're planning to be in a long meeting, it's probably best that you NOT have coffee just before.
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@celticeagle (66675)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Jul 08
I drink coffee in the morning and it does the entire thing for me. Gets the bowels going.
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
I think yes. I usually drink coffee everyday. I really pee after a minutes of drinking coffee.
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• United States
16 Jul 08
It happens to anyone that drinks coffee or tea,it a diarectic i think i spelled that right,but i don't drink it that much either but when i do i go alot too,and i don't know of any real health benefits.
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@pitstop (3714)
• India
16 Jul 08
Coffee contains caffeine which is also what is called a diuretic - it causes more urine to be produced. As a result the more you drink, the more you end up urinating.