why do we urinate alot during winter?

@agmamayo (804)
Philippines
March 13, 2009 5:05am CST
Have you experienced increasing urination during cold weather? I am just wondering how this happens. In cold weather we tend to drink small amount of fluids, not much like when we are in summer seasons where we drink alot. Take for instance when your inside an airconditioned room, after a few minutes you feel the urge to urinate, then hours there after you feel it again. Why do you think this happens.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
13 Mar 09
When we are in a cold environment, blood flow to our internal organs is increased to keep our organs warm.The increase in blood flow to the kidneys causes more blood to be filtered thus producing more urine.
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@abcnadz (461)
• India
13 Mar 09
in summer, we tend to lose a lot of water from our body due to the perspiration. as the heat is high, the rate of perspiration is also high and so is the amount of water lost. in winter, we dont prespire much and thus the water that stays inside the body is lost through high quantity of urine. happy mylotting. :)
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Thanks abcnadz for that informative response. Since the frequency of urination during winter or cold weather is high, sometimes it becomes annoying too isn'y it. Are there ways to atleast minimize your going back and forth to the toilet every now and then? What can someone do to decrease urination during cold weather. Thanks for your response.
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@SangsTurks (1447)
• India
13 Mar 09
That happens because in winter we do not sweat and the prespiration is retaind in our body and passed out as urine. but in summers we prespire a lot and the water evaporates and so we urinate less!
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Sang thanks for your response. Why is it that during winter or cold weather, we don't drink alot but still the frequency of urination is high. Where does the excess water come from? Thanks for your response happy mylotting
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• Indonesia
13 Mar 09
I dont know since I never experienced winter, but when the weather turn colder in my place, I do urinate more than usual. Ive read somewhere that this is controlled by your kidney so that your body will not get colder because of your sweat. Because your body get colder, the kidney control your body to secrete your body excess fluid not from sweating but by urinating. Maybe this can help.
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Thanks Takezoanzhari, I am puzzled too, why is it that when your body is cold you don't sweat, and during this time we tend not to drink alot of fluids, but still you urinate alot. Where does the excess water come from? Thanks for the response.
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