Going to the toilet: norms and deviations
The human body is a complex mechanism that functions according to its own regime. Some people have the urge to urinate 4-5 times a day. Others – rush to the toilet every 2-3 hours. For some, the daily morning stool is considered the norm. Others – empty the intestines twice a day or every 2 days. What is considered the norm and what is a deviation? What pathologies can speak of an increase or decrease in urination and defecation? How many times should a person normally go to the toilet?
Natural work of the body
The functioning of the urinary and gastrointestinal systems depends on many factors. Among them:
food (drinks, food);
amount of water used;
age and condition of a person.
Despite many factors that can affect the frequency of going to the toilet, there are certain standards for daily urination and bowel movements. It is within these limits that a healthy body functions.
What is the norm for urination? Doctors believe that adults should use the toilet 4-8 times a day on average. In this case, for women it is considered the norm to 10 urination per day.
Sometimes the urge to the toilet can occur at night. If a person visited the toilet once a night, then this is not considered a pathology. More frequent urination during sleep, especially if other unpleasant symptoms are observed, indicates the development of diseases in the body.
During bowel movements, harmful components are eliminated from the digestive tract. If bowel movement does not occur in a timely manner, then the poisons and toxins accumulated in the feces begin to poison the entire body. Therefore, it is important to control the process of bowel movements, to know how often it is recommended to go to the toilet, to understand the indicators of normal and deviations of this process.
Adults usually empty their bowels 1-2 times a day. The bowel movement can occur daily or every other day. If a person feels comfortable, then this frequency is considered the norm.
In some people, bowel movements occur every 3 days. If at the same time a person does not feel discomfort and does not suffer from any pathologies of the digestive system, then this frequency is also considered the norm.
As evidenced by urination abnormalities
You can talk about deviation only if a person who previously visited the toilet 6 times a day began to urinate 10-12 times or 2-3 times a day. You can only compare current rates with your own rhythm of emptying your bladder.
Normally, the number of urinations should not exceed 10 times. If urges occur more often, then we can assume the development of pathologies in the body. However, frequent urination does not always indicate disease.
Increased emptying of the bladder can provoke such moments:
the use of diuretic drinks (lingonberry, cranberry juice, compote from viburnum, green tea);
hypothermia of the body;
the use of drugs with diuretic properties;
the end of the menstrual cycle.
Mandatory medical attention is required if frequent urination is accompanied by a number of unpleasant symptoms, such as:
hotness, pain during urination;
unpleasant urine odor;
urine color change;
the presence of purulent inclusions in the urine, mucus or blood.
Increased urine output can provoke various pathologies:
1. Diseases of the urinary system. Most often, the culprits are the infectious and inflammatory processes that occur in the urinary system. Increased urination may be caused by:
2. Endocrine diseases. Inadequate or excessive production of certain hormones may be accompanied by increased urge. This is usually observed with:
hyperaldosteronism (excessive synthesis of the hormone aldosterone by the adrenal glands);
hyperparathyroidism (enhanced production of parathyroid hormone by the parathyroid glands).
3. Gynecological diseases. The urinary system is closely related to the reproductive. That is why many disorders in gynecology are accompanied by frequent urge to urinate. The increase can be triggered by:
cysts, tumors of the uterus, ovaries;
infectious and inflammatory processes (adnexitis, oophoritis, endometritis);
omission of the uterus.
Andrological diseases. The following pathologies can provoke an increase in urination in men:
prostate adenoma (a benign tumor);
If the reasons for frequent trips to the toilet are caused by developing diseases, then a person will encounter not only an increase in urgency, but also with a whole “bunch” of other symptoms.