9. It’s a Natural Form of Detox
Looking to detoxify naturally? What better way to clean your system than by peeing! Peeing might be the healthiest way to detox. Urine is produced by the kidneys, which is the body’s natural filtration system and helps rid the body of toxins and other waste that would otherwise remain in your blood. “Pee gets rid of poisons in your body. It’s very natural and very important,” says Dr. Kaplan.
8. Pee Anxiety Is Real
Being “pee shy”, also known as paruresis, is a social anxiety disorder called shy bladder syndrome. It affects nearly 20 million people in the U.S. and causes fearful panic in people about using the restroom when others are present. The phobia is treatable with behavioral therapy.
7. It Can Make You FaintRelated: Maintaining Kidney Health
Have you ever woken up on the floor beside the toilet after peeing? If you have, you might have micturition syncope, a condition that causes people to faint during or immediately after urinating. Although doctors don’t know the exact cause of micturition syncope, they believe it might be due to a severe drop in blood pressure, likely related to the opening of the blood vessels that occurs during a rapid emptying of a full bladder, according to the Mayo Clinic. The condition is most common among older men, and often occurs at night after a deep sleep, and may also be altered by alcohol consumption, hunger, fatigue, dehydration, or use of alpha-blockers to increase urination flow with men who have prostate problems.